New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users

Snowden documents published today by Der Spiegel give new insight into the British GCHQ’s efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls, but the new documents show that even when the device itself hasn’t been compromised, any data on the phone can be pulled when the phone syncs with a compromised computer. Other techniques allow GCHQ researchers to surveil targets by following a device’s UDID across different services.

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