[Cryptography] Der Spiegel: "NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data"
tonynaggs at gmail.com
Sun Sep 8 19:30:36 EDT 2013
The Spiegel article perhaps contains a key to this capability:
"In the internal documents, experts boast about successful access to
iPhone data in instances where the NSA is able to infiltrate the
computer a person uses to sync their iPhone."
I have not seen security measures such as requiring a password from
the connected computer to a phone in order to access data such as
contact lists, SMS history, ..
This is probably done simply in order to provide maximum convenience
to end users.
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