NSA spyware grants remote access to any iPhone

The NSA developed a spyware program called “DROPOUTJEEP” that specifically targets iPhones. The program’s basic operational structure and capabilities  include the interception of SMS messages, access to on-board data, microphone activation and approximate positioning via cell tower location.   

New documents revealed on Monday show the U.S. National Security Agency has the capability of deploying software implants on Apple’s iPhone that grants remote access to on-board assets like SMS messages, location data and microphone audio. In a talk at the Chaos Communications Congress in Germany, security researcher Jacob Appelbaum summarized the NSA’s iPhone-targeting spyware program called “DROPOUTJEEP” as part of a broader discussion dealing with the agency’s controversial electronic surveillance initiative, reports The Daily Dot

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