Mansoor didn't click the link, but if he had, it would have been big trouble according to a report released Thursday by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, where Mansoor initially forwarded his suspicious messages. "Once infected, Mansoor's phone would have become a digital spy in his pocket, capable of employing his iPhone's camera and microphone to snoop on activity in the vicinity of the device, recording his WhatsApp and Viber calls, logging messages sent in mobile chat apps, and tracking his movements."
Bottom line: even if you aren't at all worried some repressive regime would go out of its way to track you 24/7, who knows who else might want to peek at your private stuff. Get thee to your settings!
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