Just came across this article, surely interesting! Hope the community here agrees… (and that I choose the right Category, mods!)
Pretty nasty stuff:
“Dreamy Smurf”: lets the phone be powered on and off
“Nosey Smurf”:lets spies turn the microphone on and listen in on users, even if the phone itself is turned off
“Tracker Smurf”:a geo-location tool which allows [GCHQ] to follow you with a greater precision than you would get from the typical triangulation of cellphone towers.
“Paranoid Smurf”: hides the fact that it has taken control of the phone. The tool will stop people from recognising that the phone has been tampered with if it is taken in for a service, for
It’s time to set up encrypted Wifi mesh networks and use that instead of the cell phone towers. Or maybe I’m too paranoid and that there really are many nasty things going on that the intelligence agencies need to keep track of, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt.