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[ NNSquad ] Report: Apple iTunes flaw 'allowed government spying for 3 years'

Apple iTunes flaw 'allowed government spying for 3 years'

http://j.mp/tglKss  (Telegraph)

   "A British company called Gamma International marketed hacking software
    to governments that exploited the vulnerability via a bogus update to
    iTunes, Apple's media player, which is installed on more than 250
    million machines worldwide.  The hacking software, FinFisher, is used
    to spy on intelligence targets' computers. It is known to be used by
    British agencies and earlier this year records were discovered in
    abandoned offices of that showed it had been offered to Egypt's feared
    secret police."

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I have no additional info about this report yet, one way or another.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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