Apple has said in a statement that it never worked with National Security Agency of USA for allowing backdoor access to iPhone data. Jcob Appelbaum, a security researcher had claimed that NSA secretly collects data like contact list, text messages, location and voicemails from iPhone with 100 percent success rate. He named the program DROPOUTJEEP that is used to break into iPhones.
Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet said in the statement:
“We have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who’s behind them.”
Earlier a report by The Der Piegel has claimed that NSA routinely hacks into communication equipment of even US technology companies like CISCO, the world’s largest manufacturer of networking equipment. CISCO issued a statement later on saying that it was “deeply concerned” at the attempts by NSA to exploit security vulnerabilities in its products and collect private data.
CISCO said in its statement on a statement on its website that:
“At this time, we do not know of any new product vulnerabilities, and will continue to pursue all avenues to determine if we need to address any new issues. If we learn of a security weakness in any of our products, we will immediately address it.”