“Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says there’s ‘flaw’ in iTunes,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld. “He claims this flaw is used by those shady security/surveillance firms to take over people’s computers. ‘iTunes has a flaw in it and that flaw is automatically used by some of these [surveillance] companies to take over whatever computer system is running iTunes. And there are these sorts of backdoors into every popular phone, into every popular computer and every popular computer program,’ Assange claimed.”
Evans reports, “The news will likely pile on the concerns as users consider the impact of Carrier IQ and additional Wikileaks allegations… But what about the iTunes back door? Is it real? Are iTunes users being spied on? Has the back door been fixed, or is it there by design? I asked Apple this morning, but the company has so far failed to clarify this important matter.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]