January 8, 2012 3:01 PM Subscribe
posted by jeffburdges (48 comments total)
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A leaked memo
by India's Military Intelligence indicates they eavesdropped on a U.S. government department
) that reports to congress on "the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship [between the U.S. and China]" using "lawful intercept" backdoors provided to the Indian government by Apple, RIM, and Nokia. (previously
An Indian hactivist group Lords of Dharamraja front man Yama Tough said, "As of now we start sharing with all our brothers and followers information from the Indian Military Intelligence servers, so far we have discovered within the Indian Spy Programme source codes of a dozen software companies which have signed agreements with Indian TANCS programme and CBI".
Apparently, Yama Tough also claimed they accessed Symantec AV's source code
as well, but the group only published some Symantec API documentation.
Android isn't explicitly mentioned but conceivably the Indian telecoms implement "lawful intercept" backdoors/spyware themselves, although users could replace
the carriers' instillation themselves (previously
). And Android has an impressive selection of cryptography tools listed on guardianproject.info