Earlier we reported that NSA intercepts laptops shipments and installs rogue software on them, and now a security researcher Jacob Applebaum has revealed that NSA can get all the data on your iPhone using a covert rogue software called DROPOUTJEEP.
According to the NSA’s own document:
“DROPOUT JEEP is a software implant for the Apple iPhone that utilizes modular mission applications to provide specific SIGINT functionality. This functionality includes the ability to remotely push/pull files from the device. SMS retrieval, contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation, hot mic, camera capture, cell tower location, etc. Command, control and data exfiltration can occur over SMS messaging or a GPRS data connection. All communications with the implant will be covert and encrypted.”
NSA claims to have 100 percent success rate with this program while installing the malware on any iPhone.
Applebaum further says that either Apple was hand in glove with NSA and provided them the necessary code to create this program or the Apple iOS was so shitty a code that it has countless backdoors which NSA has exploited and created this.
Android and Blackberry were also targeted by NSA but the success with them does not appear to have been as thorough as in the case of iPhone.