Apple Products May Have Been Compromised By CIA Mass Surveillance Program

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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.”

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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):

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“The most troubling part is the revelation that the CIA…

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