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How safe is your smartphone? Are you a victim of smartphone espionage?
2.System 7 (SS7), a little-knownglobal network that connects all the phone carriers around the world. It’s known as the heart of the phone system. The bad news here is that it affects every phone on a cellular network, whether it’s running iOS, Android, or even Windows. Even if a user turns off location services on their phone, hackers would still be able to see the phone’s location via the network. “The theory is that the SS7 flaw is well known within the government, but it’s a hole that security agencies might not want plugged since it provides access to everyone’s
6. Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of the University of Luxembourg discovered that hackers infiltrate your phone through the airwaves themselves, through fake cell phone towers, completely bypassing your operating system and antivirus software to hack directly into the radio processor. This fake cell phone tower tricks your phone into thinking you are connected to a network. Much like the security flaw in SS7.
According to PCWorld, Edward Snowden has created an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance efforts by hackers who attempt to find your location. You can’t just turn off your location in settings on an iPhone, hackers have found a way around this. Snowden warned, “The GPS, for instance, will still remain active on some handsets, like the iPhone. In the worst-case scenario, malware could also infect the handset to secretly send radio transmissions, he added.”
Snowden’s iPhone case is designed to protect journalists from governments spying their locations. “Unfortunately, journalists can be betrayed by their own tools,” he added. “That may have happened in 2012, when U.S. reporter Marie Colvin was killed while covering the Syrian civil war.” A lawsuit alleges that the Syrian government assassinated her by tracking Colvin’s satellite phone communications to find her location.
“ANYONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THIS FLAW AND DIDN’T ACTIVELY TRY TO REMEDY IT SHOULD BE FIRED. WE CAN’T HAVE 300 SOME MILLION AMERICANS, AND REALLY THE GLOBAL CITIZENRY, BE AT RISK OF HAVING THEIR PHONE CONVERSATIONS INTERCEPTED WITH A KNOWN FLAW SIMPLY BECAUSE SOME INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES MIGHT GET SOME DATA,” HE SAID. THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.”
Of course, Edward Snowden outed himself as the NSA whistleblower, because he thought the current NSA surveillance techniques were a threat to democracy, and many individuals agree with him and are in his corner. It was confirmed that the NSA has DEEP HOOKS in Big Tech, including real time access to the data of American citizens.