[guardian-dev] "RIM, Nokia, Apple provide backdoors to Indian gov't"

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Jan 9 12:02:50 EST 2012


I should add, the evidence is not very strong, but its interesting news.

.hc

On Jan 8, 2012, at 10:24 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> 
> http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/01/08/069204/leaked-memo-says-apple-provides-backdoor-to-governments
> 
> "In a tweet early this morning, cybersecurity researcher Christopher
> Soghoian pointed to an internal memo of India's Military Intelligence
> that has been liberated by hackers and posted on the Net. The memo
> suggests that, "in exchange for the Indian market presence" mobile
> device manufacturers, including RIM, Nokia, and Apple (collectively
> defined in the document as "RINOA") have agreed to provide backdoor
> access on their devices. The Indian government then "utilized backdoors
> provided by RINOA" to intercept internal emails of the U.S.-China
> Economic and Security Review Commission, a U.S. government body with a
> mandate to monitor, investigate and report to Congress on 'the national
> security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship'
> between the U.S. and China. Manan Kakkar, an Indian blogger for ZDNet,
> has also picked up the story and writes that it may be the fruits of an
> earlier hack of Symantec. If Apple is providing governments with a
> backdoor to iOS, can we assume that they have also done so with Mac OS
> X?"
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