Sending an SMS / e-mail message can be enough to spy on an iPhone

Sending an SMS / e-mail message can be enough to spy on an iPhone

Despite all Apple's efforts, the iPhone will never be inviolable and intelligence agencies around the world are ready to spend money to spy on our smartphones.

Thanks to Reuters, we just discovered that the iPhone was very easily spyable last year … with a simple message on the iPhone of the target.

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Spy on iPhone? Too easy

The news agency reveals that several intelligence agencies have got their hands on a very powerful tool called Karma.

With the help of American vtrans espionage, the United Arab Emirates have been able to spy several hundred iPhone. Among the targets, Reuters quotes for example the Emir of Qatar or a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Once the message was sent, and even without the action of the recipient, the spies could have access to messages changs, the list of calls or geographical positions.

This flaw would have exploited 2016 the end of 2017, before an update apple makes Karma useless.

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