[Gta04-owner] Almost bought a spyPhone?
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Sun Apr 14 20:12:50 CEST 2013
Am 14.04.2013 um 19:04 schrieb Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli:
> On Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:15:00 +0200
> "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
>> I.e. can we really prove that others (e.g. the Nexus) are really
>> spying anything by using binary blobs or GPS? Or is this a pure
>> assumption because we can think that it could be done because of
>> certain properties of the hardware?
> I think it was proven by some people long time ago:
> https://github.com/packetlss/android-locdump for Android.
> for iphone.
Yes, but AFAIK they did change something (should be possible to
look up in the news archives). So we can't argue that they are still
But it is a good example why it is important to watch out for such incidents
and why some designs are more vulnerable (due to their closedness)
and open designs are much less.
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