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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by dunover, Oct 5, 2015.

    Oct 5, 2015
  1. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    Is your slot play being controlled.....:D


    "Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said.

    The former intelligence contractor told the BBC's Panorama that UK intelligence agency GCHQ had the power to hack into phones without their owners' knowledge.

    Mr Snowden said GCHQ could gain access to a handset by sending it an encrypted text message and use it for such things as taking pictures and listening in.

    The UK government declined to comment."

    Mr Snowden talked about GCHQ's "Smurf Suite", a collection of secret intercept capabilities individually named after the little blue imps of Belgian cartoon fame.

    "Dreamy Smurf is the power management tool which means turning your phone on and off with you knowing," he said.

    "Nosey Smurf is the 'hot mic' tool. For example if it's in your pocket, [GCHQ] can turn the microphone on and listen to everything that's going on around you - even if your phone is switched off because they've got the other tools for turning it on.

    "Tracker Smurf is 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."

    Mr Snowden also referred to a tool known as Paronoid Smurf.

    "It's a self-protection tool that's used to armour [GCHQ's] manipulation of your phone. For example, if you wanted to take the phone in to get it serviced because you saw something strange going on or you suspected something was wrong, it makes it much more difficult for any technician to realise that anything's gone amiss."

    Once GCHQ had gained access to a user's handset, Mr Snowden said the agency would be able to 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.

    "And they can do much more. They can photograph you".

    Mr Snowden also explained that the SMS message sent by the agency to gain access to the phone would pass unnoticed by the handset's owner.

    "It's called an 'exploit'," he 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 it [the phone] but whoever controls the software owns the phone."


    (BBC News)
     
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  2. Oct 5, 2015
  3. goatwack

    goatwack bombastic monk CAG

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    Londonia
    I need to know what Gagamel has to say about this
     
  4. Oct 5, 2015
  5. spintee

    spintee Meister Member webby mm2

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    gambler :)
    Location:
    Northants
    Nothing surprise me in his day and age,

    I had a few programs once that could hack phones, Not so easy now with all the new hitech phones etc, But for the government or any agency than simple as 123,

    Its disgusting really, At the end of the day does it really matter? All there trying to do is protect our country's, I could not care less who reads my messages or if the want to take a photo, There not exactly going to send a letter to the missus saying you been cheating :)

    I watched the program on reality, America's dark secrets, They was building a super super hub, one huge building as big as a town, Just to get such info
     

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