Tuesday, August 12, 2014

'Why Surveillance Companies Hate the iPhone'

Craig Timberg reporting for The Washington Post:
The secrets of one of the world’s most prominent surveillance companies, Gamma Group, spilled onto the Internet last week, courtesy of an anonymous leaker who appears to have gained access to sensitive corporate documents. And while they provide illuminating details about the capabilities of Gamma’s many spy tools, perhaps the most surprising revelation is about something the company is unable to do: It can’t hack into your typical iPhone.
Part of the leaked 'sensitive corporate documents' include this chart which shows that unless iOS is Jailbroken, Gamma Group's spy tools are unable to hack into an iPhone.

 Source: Cult of Mac