Is it really ‘off?’ Or, just ‘playing dead?’ Thanks to Edward Snowden this really is an issue. Noemi Tasarra-Twigg with details on how the NSSA pulls of such a stunt:
Edward Snowden made everyone with an iPhone panic when he claimed that the NSA can still listen to your iPhone’s mic even when the device is turned off. While the guy has made lots of claims which have proved to be true, it seems impossible for the NSA to be able to do this, right?
What do the experts say?
They say that it is indeed possible for the NSA to listen to an iPhone’s mic even when the phone is off.
How is that possible?
Software could make the phone look like it’s shutting down but actually entering a low-power mode that leaves key communication chips on.
So, it’s not really off, right?
As to the app that can do such a thing, how does it get installed on an iPhone?