What happens to state-sponsored smartphone hacks when they’re uncovered? They get reverse-engineered and enter the cybercrime underworld, of course.

There is no ‘safe’ back door

The inconvenient truth is there is no such thing as a safe back door into smartphone security. Authoritarian governments may force smartphone platform developers to create them, but they make everyone less safe as those exploits will be identified and criminals – who are just as smart as government developers and (sometimes) the same people – will eventually find and exploit them.

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