The NSA Has Inserted Its Code Into Android OS, or Three Quarters of All SmartphonesSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 08:56
The NSA Has Inserted Its Code Into Android OS, or Three Quarters of All Smartphones
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/09/2013 20:34 -0400
Over a decade ago, it was discovered that the NSA embedded backdoor access into Windows 95, and likely into virtually all other subsequent internet connected, desktop-based operating systems. However, with the passage of time, more and more people went "mobile", and as a result the NSA had to adapt. And adapt they have: as Bloomberg reports, "The NSA is quietly writing code for Google’s Android OS."
Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano confirms that the company has already inserted some of the NSA’s programming in Android OS. "All Android code and contributors are publicly available for review at source.android.com." Scigliano says, declining to comment further.