NSA wanted to Android phones via Play Store malware infect ‘

May

22

2015

US intelligence NSA had advanced plans to spy on users of Android phones through a man-in-the-middle attack with Play Store links. This is clear from a document from the collection of whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA was investigating the possibility of manipulating packets between the Play Store or Samsung Apps store and Android phones and get malware on devices, announces the intercept. Along with secret services from the so-called Five Eyes – besides the US also Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom – the NSA workshops organized to see how that could happen. Or the Secret Service has applied the method is unknown.

An exploit for smartphones NSA in any case discovered is in UC Browser , a browser that especially in certain Asian countries, popular and downloaded at least 120 million times in various forms, but in his own words has half a billion users. Dates of the user who sent the browser to server, was as easy to intercept the security researchers from Citizen Lab. Meanwhile, UC Browser, part of e-commerce company Alibaba, security holes plugged.

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