The CIA has been involved in a “multi-year effort” to break through Apple’s security code, according to a new report from the Intercept.
Top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal a CIA-sponsored annual gathering called “Jamboree” where researchers presented the latest tactics at cracking the security code of Apple’s iPhones, iPads and proprietary developer tools.
The report provides a total of 10 presentation slides detailing efforts to weaken the security of Apple’s products. One such slide describes the creation of a dummy version of Xcode that would be targeted at most likely innocent developers in order to “entice all MacOS applications to create a remote backdoor on execution.”
Another reveals efforts to embed surveillance and counter-surveillance for iOS devices (note the British Government Communications Headquarters logo and the reference to the WARRIOR PRIDE program that was revealed by Snowden last year on this slide):
“The most troubling part is the revelation that the CIA…
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