Primitive, bogus security
Summary: Microsoft’s platforms for phones are just about as bad as a phone platform can get
The NSA’s big ally (perhaps biggest ally) Microsoft is proving its faithfulness again, not just by providing Windows back doors and real-time audio/video Skype access but also by making self-bricking phones (a back door lets it be converted into a listening device and more).
According to this, Windows phones now brick themselves:
BLOG: What’s With The Bricked Windows Phones?
There’s no sense in beating around the bush: the Windows Phone is having a hard time of it. It’s certainly not a bad OS by any means; it is, after all, still around. But there’s no denying that it’s having a very difficult time gaining any traction in the mobile market, which is dominated by iOS and Android.
Here is where it gets worse, maybe by design:
Microsoft is warning users that their Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 devices could be easily tricked into revealing login credentials for corporate Wi-Fi access points secured with WPA2 protection. The vulnerability appears to build on a known security weakness in a Microsoft authentication protocol as well as the way Windows Phones connect to WPA2 networks.
This type of thing should get Microsoft banned, but the CIA/NSA would treat it like a feature. According to new reports, the CIA is now preparing TV propaganda with which to advertise and defend its abduction of wireless networks around the world (no, not just Google) and it is possible that flaws like the above are not an accident. Back doors in phones, for example, are now part of the specification/requirements.
“Nokia should know how it’s done because many of its phones have back doors.”By the way, the ongoing death of Nokia is not going to be mitigated following the reports above. There are “possibly as many as 8,500 more layoffs, according to reports.”
Maybe they can find a new job. The NSA is recruiting; not systems administrators, just people who code to spy, crack, and infiltrate. Nokia should know how it’s done because many of its phones have back doors. █