Apple Denies Knowledge of iPhone Exploit Allowing NSA Interception
Apple has reportedly denied it had any knowledge about the potential exploit in its iPhones that might have helped the US spy agencies to develop backdoor access to the devices.
The denial follows revelations by a security analyst Jacob Appelbaum about the existence of a secret program code-named DROPOUTJEEP by which the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) appears to have nearly total access to the Apple iPhone.
Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone.”
Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We care deeply about our customers’ privacy and security.”