How the NSA Could Bug Your Powered-Off Phone, and How to Stop Them

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    How the NSA Could Bug Your Powered-Off Phone, and How to Stop Them (iPhone related).

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  2. MisterB

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    Take the battery out and it's inaccessible. Like any electronic device, without power, it does nothing. With a battery inside, it can be turned on again.
     
  3. Reality

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    As obnoxious as this is, still, with other things "Snowden" I don't see this as exactly "breaking news" where we're all shocked and horrified . Its more of a "reload". He may have filled in some finer details but the main points (I speak generally) have been spoken about in various circles for years, and some have been branded as paranoid nutters for their trouble. With the far reaching abilities of the 3LAs, when you join enough dots, erring on the side of caution is the bare minimum if privacy and security matter to you.

    My solution
    - keep your ancient phone and don't get anything with "smart" in its description...unless those 3 LA's can get to those as well.

    I can't see a hard shutdown being employed by joe average as described in the link.
     
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