Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013How would one go about...wiping the entire OS off your phone and re-designing the whole thing ... moreAccording to reports the hardware, the SIM, and the network are all vulnerable. It is effectively impossible to DIY a secure alternative.
here are the secure mobiles ;
-symbian based phones is the most secure os.
-java based phones is medium range in secure os.
-Windows Based phones secure but alltime undercontrol by microsoft..
-IOS not secure..
-Blackberry not secure..
-Android not secure..
Strudel, 31 Dec 2013I got news for you peeps. If the NSA can crack IOS7 which is closed source, it can and has al... moreCould be but not necessarily true, in short NSA surveillance consist of 2 ways directly and indirectly, the majority of their intel are generated directly without hacking or etc. The NSA just go directly to especially US company behind close door and ask for whatever they want in the name of National Security.
Sometime, Open source that get high attention by most user is harder to break because there are a lot of prying eyes all over the world to watch over them and not just the peoples that want to break them like Android, but the main problem for Android is that Google is still a US company.
wp8lover, 31 Dec 2013lol dude, I believe what you say. Infact I made the same point earlier they will use it to spy... moreDon't be fools by the word National Security, There are 2 point that I would want to make :
1) National Security when in reality it is actually National Interest and US national interest is in no way align with other country interest.
2) National Interest in actually is not only the interest of the government but in actually the interest of the person who are in power, I repeat the "person".
MdN8, 31 Dec 2013NSA was already spying on Angela Merkel's phone. Just Google it. They don't care about borders... morelol dude, I believe what you say. Infact I made the same point earlier they will use it to spy on other govts (and just btw the other govts also do the same on US and other countries govt officials in their countries), but I'm pretty sure the system they built was not for this only. They do care about national security.
Ofcourse, with such a system there is huge potential of misuse which you pointed out, but abandoning security which is the popular opinion here because it has potential misuse is not the way to go. It is the misuse which they need to control.
Sasi-Galaxy, 31 Dec 2013Well then Is NSA the ultimate hacker???The NSA finds the best hackers and employs them for Government work.
I got news for you peeps. If the NSA can crack IOS7 which is closed source, it can and has already cracked Android which is open source.
wp8lover, 31 Dec 2013Totally Agreed. If they are carrying such an operation, the first thing they need to do is def... moreNSA was already spying on Angela Merkel's phone. Just Google it. They don't care about borders or terrorists. :-(
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013Again it's better than Android in security because:
1-iOS doesn't have viruses.NSA will look ... moreI would just be quiet if i was you, you know nothing! At present there are no Viruses for smart phones, they are Malware something completely different and requires a user to install dodgy apps for it to effect them which 99% of people won't do anyway.
So stop spreading FUD!
9oo ooo ooo, 31 Dec 2013reddIt sucks...you are right but i cant just live without reddit and 9gag
Actually I don't mind that governments uses technology to improve their security capabilities, BUT SPYING ON PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD on every move they do every text they type every call every place you visit every page you like and even every word you search!! No one excluded from friendly country presidents to the mind-lost people who uses their tiny smartphones to watch porn!! with almost 2 billion call where hacked in my country I ADMIT THIS IS NOT SPY FOR SECURITY IT'S SPY FOR CONTROL they wanna control the world by collecting data of critical inventions, political situations, ideas, estimating election result somewhere and building their foreign policy over that..etc
and the surprise here is that one of the most trust-able companies ever is involved in that WHAT A SHAME!
October 2008. Lol. Android wasn't even on the market when they made this tool. That's why it doesn't come up in these docs. Android fanboys can feel safe in their ignorance. All the NSA has to do is ask for, or take, the information from Google. Google's been keeping better track of you all anyways.
Raker, 31 Dec 2013guys at redit are awsome. i have seen this befor +1reddIt sucks...
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPh... moreWho is going to believe u dear... end of the day none of the os is secure to use...
Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We care deeply about our customers’ privacy and security. Our team is continuously working to make our products even more secure, and we make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements. Whenever we hear about attempts to undermine Apple’s industry-leading security, we thoroughly investigate and take appropriate steps to protect our customers. We will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who’s behind them.
Again it's better than Android in security because:
1-iOS doesn't have viruses.NSA will look at those datas when they are doubtful about you and not always watching you.Come on.They don't have enough time to watch all of those files.But viruses are worse.
2-Google accused before for letting organizations to have your files so don't think that your Android phone is safe.It's even worse because some of the viruses do that job and the spies who created those viruses will access to your files and check them and maybe put them on Social networks.
So again in security category the iOS is winner.