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Cryptome: NSA has access to Windows Mobile smartphones Nov 01 2007 06:16PM
Juha-Matti Laurio (juha-matti laurio netti fi) (1 replies)
RE: Cryptome: NSA has access to Windows Mobile smartphones Nov 01 2007 09:34PM
Kurt Dillard (kurtdillard msn com)
While the list of IP address ranges is interesting, there's no evidence
provided that Microsoft OSes allow 'backdooring,' are the researchers
planning on providing any?

-----Original Message-----
From: Juha-Matti Laurio [mailto:juha-matti.laurio (at) netti (dot) fi [email concealed]]
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 2:16 PM
To: bugtraq (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Subject: Cryptome: NSA has access to Windows Mobile smartphones

A widely known Web site Cryptome has released information about backdooring
Microsoft Windows machines today.

According to the post National Security Agency has access both stand-alone
systems and networks running Microsoft products.

The post states the following:
"This includes wireless wiretapping of "smart phones" running Microsoft
Mobile.
Microsoft remote administrative privileges allow "backdooring" into
Microsoft operating systems via IP/TCP ports 1024 through 1030."

According to the Cryptome's source this is typically triggered when devices
visit Microsoft Update servers.

Cryptome.org:
http://cryptome.org/nsa-ip-update11.htm

SecuriTeam Blogs:
http://blogs.securiteam.com/?p=1028

- Juha-Matti

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