Apple officially on Tuesday denied the ‘NSA spying iPhone‘ rumors widely spread among the general public these days. Rumors or rather full length researches and reports claim that the National Security Agency could easily gain access to an iPhone or possibly any iOS running device and obtain private information.
Apple strongly disagreed with the possibility of such a hack. To make it worse, Apple said they were not ‘aware’ of the program thereby claiming that the news might actually not be just a rumor.
German publication recently brought into spotlight, the National Security Agency’s DROPOUTJEEP program which does the iPhone hacking.
Apple in response replies the following.
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.
The program would let the NSA agents to grab the sensitive info from possibly any iPhone device. They could secretly activate your microphone or camera, get a copy of your messages and your contacts list or even grab any file from your device.
Apple however vowed early on “to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who’s behind them”. Their new iOS 7 which is installed on more than 70% of its currently running units worldwide is claimed to provide tremendous security.
While the iPhone users clearly lost a lot of trust over the organization, Apple is trying its level best to balance the news.
Considering NSA to be the so-called ‘all-knowing’, the Apple or any other smartphone users need to be really careful for what they keep on their phones since it might never really be completely private.