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One Secret Text Gives any Police State Agency Total Control of Your Phone – Even When It’s Off!

Published on October 13, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden, in an interview with the BBC’s ‘Panorama,’ spoke in detail about a stunning array of cyber spying toolsused by the U.K.’s GCHQ to hack smartphones with a single text message. The spyware package is named after the little blue cartoon characters; the Smurfs.

“IT’S CALLED AN ‘EXPLOIT’,” SNOWDEN SAID. “THAT’S A SPECIALLY CRAFTED MESSAGE THAT’S TEXTED TO YOUR NUMBER LIKE ANY OTHER TEXT MESSAGE BUT WHEN IT ARRIVES AT YOUR PHONE IT’S HIDDEN FROM YOU. IT DOESN’T DISPLAY. YOU PAID FOR [THE PHONE] BUT WHOEVER CONTROLS THE SOFTWARE OWNS THE PHONE,” HE ADDED.

Smartphone users can do “very little” to stop security services getting “total control” over their devices, according to Snowden.

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The “Smurf Suite” package arrives by text messages, without users ever being aware of the message or its payload, as the phone is not altered in any way, according to Snowden.

Dreamy Smurf: A power management tool, which allows the phone to be powered on and off without the user knowing.

Nosey Smurf: A ‘hotmic’ tool that allows the microphone on a phone to be turned on, even if the phone is powered off.

Tracker Smurf: A geo-location tool that tracks a person with much greater precision than the typical triangulation of cellphone towers.

Paranoid Smurf: Covers the tracks of the breach of phone security, as to not allow even a phone security expert to recognize that the device has been tampered with upon inspection.

Snowden said the spy agency could see “who you call, what you’ve texted, the things you’ve browsed, the list of your contacts, the places you’ve been, the wireless networks that your phone is associated with.”

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