|10-09-2015, 12:40 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Hack any smartphone with just a **** message
Former NSA contractor and global surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden told the BBC investigative programme Panorama Monday night that the British intelligence agency GCHQ has powers to hack any smartphones without their owners' knowledge.
You heard right.
The British Spying Agency have special tools that let them take over your smartphones with just a **** message, said Edward Snowden, and there is "very little" you can do to prevent them having "total control" over your devices.
By Sending just a **** message, the tools let spies:
Listen in to what's happening in the room
View files and the web history
See messages and photos
Taking secret pictures of smartphone owners
Pinpoint exactly where a user is (to a much more sophisticated level than a typical GPS system)
In other words, the tools allow agencies to monitor your every move and every conversation, even when your smartphone is turned OFF.
|10-09-2015, 12:41 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2009
The set of tools, according to Snowden, is called "Smurf Suite" and each of the individual tools has their own name and functions described as following:
Dreamy Smurf – It lets the smartphone be powered ON and OFF.
Nosey Smurf – It lets the spy agencies turn the Microphone ON and listen in on user's conversations, even if the phone itself is turned OFF, as they have other tools to turn it ON.
Tracker Smurf – It is a Geo******** tool that lets spies follow you with a greater precision than you would get from a typical triangulation of mobile phone towers.
Paranoid Smurf – It hides the fact from the smartphone owners that someone has taken control of their phones. The tool will stop users from recognising that their smartphones have been tampered with in case it is taken in for a service.
Even the user would not be able to see the **** message that is being used to gain access to his or her smartphone, and they would have no indication that any message had arrived, according to Snowden.
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