Smartphone



NSA accesses Smartphone Data
- Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "the US intelligence agency NSA has been taking advantage of the smartphone boom"

 

 

 

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  • "it has developed the ability to hack into iPhones"

 

 

 

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  • "android devices and even the BlackBerry"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the mini-computers have become personal communication centers"

 

 

 

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  • "digital assistants and life coaches"

 

 

 

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  • "and they often know more about their users than most users suspect"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for an agency like the NSA"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the data storage units are a goldmine"

 

 

 

 

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  • "combining in a single device almost all the information that would interest an intelligence agency"

 

 

 

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  • "social contacts, details about the user's behavior and location"

 

 

 

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  • "interests (through search terms, for example)"

 

 

 

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  • "photos and sometimes credit card numbers and passwords"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA tackled the issue at the same speed with which the devices changed user behavior"

 

 

 

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  • "it set up task forces for the leading smartphone manufacturers and operating systems"

 

 

 

 

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  • "specialized teams began intensively studying Apple's iPhone and its iOS operating system"

 

 

 

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  • "as well as Google's Android mobile operating system"

 

 

 

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  • "another team worked on ways to attack BlackBerry, which had been seen as an impregnable fortress until then"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "one of the US agents' tools"

 

 

 

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  • "is the use of backup files established by smartphones"

 

 

 

 

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  • "these files contain the kind of information that is of particular interest to analysts"

 

 

 

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  • "such as lists of contacts, call logs and drafts of text messages"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the document notes that there are small NSA programs, known as "scripts""

 

 

 

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  • "that can perform surveillance on 38 different features of the iPhone 3 and 4 operating systems"

 

 

 

 

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  • "they include the mapping feature, voicemail and photos"

 

 

 

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  • "as well as the Google Earth, Facebook and Yahoo Messenger applications"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA spent years trying to crack BlackBerry communications"

 

 

 

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  • "which enjoy a high degree of protection"

 

 

 

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  • "and maintains a special "BlackBerry Working Group" specifically for this purpose"

 

 

 

 

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  • "problems with the processing of BlackBerry data were suddenly encountered in May and June 2009"

 

 

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  • "problems the agents attributed to a data compression method newly introduced by the manufacturer"

 

 

 

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  • "at the same time, the intelligence agency had begun studying the new BlackBerry code"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in March 2010, the problem was finally solved, according to the internal account"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "champagne !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Encryption Standards - the New York Times: LINK ¤ the NEW YORK TIMES

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  • "the federal agency charged with recommending cybersecurity standards said"

 

 

 

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  • "that it would reopen the public vetting process for an encryption standard"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "after reports that the NSA had written the standard and could break it"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as part of its efforts, the NSA had"

 

 

 

 

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  • "inserted a back door into a 2006 standard adopted by NIST"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and later by the International Organization for Standardization"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "which counts 163 countries as members"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SMARTPHONE - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ SMARTPHONE

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  • "a smartphone, or smart phone, is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system"

 

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  • "with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone"

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NSA liest Daten von iPhone, BlackBerry und Android - der Standard:
LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "der US-amerikanische Geheimdienst NSA kann sich Zugang zu Nutzerdaten von Smartphones"

 

 

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  • "aller führenden Hersteller verschaffen"

 

 

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  • "in den geheimen Unterlagen des Nachrichtendienstes ist unter anderem ausdrücklich von"

 

 

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  • "Apples iPhone, BlackBerry-Geräten und Googles Betriebssystem Android die Rede"

 

 

 

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  • "demnach ist es der NSA möglich, nahezu alle sensiblen Informationen eines Smartphones auszulesen"

 

 

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  • "etwa Kontaktlisten, den SMS-Verkehr, Notizen und Aufenthaltsorte seines Besitzers"

 

 

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  • "den Unterlagen zufolge hat die NSA für jeden größeren Hersteller von Betriebssystemen eine eigene Arbeitsgruppe eingerichtet"

 

 

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  • "deren Ziel es war, heimliche Zugänge zu den Innereien der Smartphones zu ermöglichen"

 

 

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  • "Mini-Programme, sogenannten Skripte"

 

 

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  • "ermöglichen anschließend den Zugriff auf mindestens 38 iPhone-Anwendungen"

 

 

 

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  • "ähnlich erfolgreich waren die Geheimdienst-Spezialisten eigenen Dokumenten zufolge bei BlackBerry"

 

 

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  • "die NSA schreibt bereits 2009, dass sie den SMS-Verkehr habe "sehen und lesen" können"

 

 

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  • "allerdings ist der Zugang zu BlackBerry-Geräten 2009 zeitweise blockiert gewesen"

 

 

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  • "nachdem das kanadische Unternehmen eine Firma übernommen und mit deren Hilfe die Datenkomprimierung geändert hatte"

 

 

 

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  • "im März 2010 vermeldete die zuständige Abteilung schließlich, man hat den Zugang wiederherstellen können und jubelte:"

 

 

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  • "Champagner !"

 

 

 

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manipulierter Sicherheitsstandard - Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "das US-Normungsinstitut Nist (National Institute of Standards and Technology)"

 

 

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  • "warnt vor einem eigenen Standard"

 

 

 

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  • "in einer öffentlichen Erklärung raten die Experten dringend davon ab"

 

 

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  • "ein 2006 genormtes Verfahren für einen Zufallszahlengenerator zu nutzen"

 

 

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  • "die Methode wird vor allem bei Verschlüsselungsverfahren genutzt"

 

 

 

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  • "der Grund für diese Warnung ist pikant: Die "New York Times" berichtet unter Berufung auf NSA-Unterlagen"

 

 

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  • "dass der US-Geheimdienst den Standard sabotiert hat"

 

 

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  • "um Verschlüsselungen zu knacken"

 

 

 

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Enzensberger bei Beckmann - Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "Hans Magnus Enzensberger warnte"

 

 

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  • "vor der stillschweigenden Allianz zwischen den Geheimdiensten und den Großkonzernen"

 

 

 

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  • "und nannte die NSA eine Kreatur, deren Herr man nicht mehr ist"

 

 

 

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  • "die Regierungen der Welt schienen machtlos, ja "bemitleidenswert""

 

 

 

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  • "angesichts des Erpressungspotentials des US-Geheimdienstes"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SMARTPHONE - Wikipedia DE: LINK ¤ SMARTPHONE

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  • "ein Smartphone ist ein Mobiltelefon, das mehr Computerfunktionalität und -konnektivität als ein herkömmliches fortschrittliches Mobiltelefon zur Verfügung stellt"
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