If Saudi Arabia or some other foreign government wants to get into your phone, it’s going to happen. Your only option: Turn off the internet and just use the phone to make calls.
“They will get you,” says David O’Brien, a senior researcher with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. “Of course, it depends on how high a value of a target you are.”
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whose phone should be un-hackable and as secure as Fort Knox, got compromised by Saudi Arabia, according to his security pro Gavin De Becker.
“Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information,” wrote De Becker in the Daily Beast.