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post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by Steven N. View Post

All of these companies were quite aware of holes in their OS by the hundreds of exploits (root kits and jailbreaks) presented by hackers. There is little doubt the NSA uses the same basic exploits and must find new ones every time Apple and Google close a hole. And yes, many exploits can be closed by happenstance.

So just to be clear, your opinion is that iOS is hardened against any possible exploits and only users of other OS'es have anything to be concerned about? Or is it all of the major operating systems have been improved by previous hacker exploits and security breaches so that no users need to be concerned any longer?
Edited by Gatorguy - 1/28/14 at 12:13pm
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post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

While I agree with what you're getting at, there isn't much need for the NSA to backdoor iOS 7.  Apple is already on board with the PRISM program and willingly hands over information.

That is only if Apple have the data. If they don't keep the data, there is nothing to hand over. The phone (voice mail) companies, the free email providers, the cloud storage and VM providers, the advertising platform companies would be more affected since they keep a huge amount of user data.

When I was in a VoIP startup, FBIs sometimes show up with court orders to access specific users' voice inbox.
post #43 of 46
Does this report come with a tinfoil hat?
post #44 of 46
Gatorguy said "perhaps it's time to step back a bit and look at what we're really doing to ourselves."

Ummm no. Perhaps it's time we stepped back and took a long look at what the NSA is doing to us. They have no moral right to spy on us like that, it's a breach of our constituional and human rights.

Only those with a truly low IQ are not aware of the world government being formed and the technocratic global control grid being created. Everything will be centralised and society governed with Skynet-type predictive algorithms to control the population's behaviour down to the smallest detail.

But i'm sure there will be many geeks here who think it would be a good thing, after all wouldn't it be a Star trek-like Utopia?

Yes I'm sure centralised, absolute power over the world in the hands of a group of psychopaths who believe they're better than the rest of us won't end badly, after all look at history...
post #45 of 46
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If they don't keep the data, there is nothing to hand over.

 

True, and of course they keep the data.  It would be preposterous to think otherwise.

post #46 of 46
That is the thing about proprietary, we never get to know all the proprietors.

Hopefully it has more of the good guys than the bad guys.
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