Listen: Apple, Facebook, Bonar discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid
"Facebook owns what's app. What do we know about this Bonar ability? Larry. What we know that they're the company in Israel called NFO, which sells spyware to government, including repressive government. So it turns out that this apple the that they were able to infiltrate the what fab apt not to decrypt the encryption. What's happ? What to infect the phone and other ways who the microphone and camera would become vulnerable? So in other words, if you think about who uses what's apple a lot of people use it, including Uman rights activists, including human rights activists in depressive country authoritarian countries because if encryption so they were able to target very specific people that oppressive government would be interested in fine on booth a very pernicious attack. It probably didn't affect most folks that are listening today. Although if he were using the software in Syria least, your phone could have been vulnerable. The good news that WhatsApp issued a fix and if you go to the play store or the apple app store, you can download the fix and you'll be fine. The reminder that these things are always. Is potentially vulnerable Leary. Absolutely any app or any application on a computer can be a vector for an infection. Which is why we always have to be careful only to down legitimate app, but even legitimate apps can be compromised, maybe on this case. And that's why it's good that it with exposed. It's good that what that put out a replacement app, but it's horrible that human rights activists could be targeted by the very government that they're trying to agitate or you know, trying to work to reform.."