Edward #Snowden interview : ’Smartphones can be taken over’
Mr Snowden also explained that the #SMS message sent by the agency to gain access to the phone would pass unnoticed by the handset’s owner.
“It’s called an ’exploit’,” he said. “That’s a specially crafted message that’s texted to your number like any other text message but when it arrives at your phone it’s hidden from you. It doesn’t display. You paid for it [the phone] but whoever controls the software owns the phone.”
#Smartphone users can do “very little” to stop security services getting “total control” over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said.