DROPOUTJEEP. Can the NSA spy on every iPhone on the planet?
DROPOUTJEEP. Can the NSA spy on every iPhone on the planet?: The claims that the NSA has a backdoor into the iPhone, giving it the opportunity to spy upon virtually all activity on the device, came amid a much wider talk given yesterday by computer security researcher Jacob Applebaum (aka @ioerror) at 30C3, the 30th Chaos Communication Congress held in Hamburg, Germany.
Although the alleged Apple iPhone backdoor has made most of the headlines, Applebaum’s talk (a video of which is embedded below) describes a much broader range of tools that the NSA apparently deploys against other technology companies and products, including HP servers, Cisco firewalls, Huawei routers, and so on.
Applebaum presented his research in parallel with Der Spiegel publishing its own detailed report into the issue.