Apple targeted by CIA spies for years, say new Snowden documents
A new report by The Intercept says that researchers working for the CIA have been involved in a “multi-year, sustained effort” to crack Apple security measures on iPhones and iPads. Documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail a number of initiatives, including an attempt to crack encryption keys implanted into Apple’s mobile processor, and a method compromising Xcode — the Apple tool used to create the vast majority of iOS apps.
The ongoing battle between spies and tech companies
Although the report doesn’t include details of any successful operations against Apple, it highlights the ongoing battle between national security agencies and technology companies, as well as the hypocrisy of the US government. It was…
Source:: The Verge