Friday September 25, 2015

White House Explored Ways To Bypass Smartphone Encryption

Our government considered bypassing encryption using malware disguised as updates? Damn, hackers ain't got nothing on The White House. eek!

The second approach would exploit companies’ automatic software updates. Under a court order, the company could insert spyware onto targeted customers’ phones or tablets آ— essentially hacking the device. However, the memo warned, this could "call into question the trustworthiness of established software update channels" and might lead some users to opt out of updates, which would eventually leave their devices less secure.