WikiLeaks claims that the CIA has the capability to permanently bug iPhones, even if their operating systems are deleted or replaced. What are your thoughts on this?
[Heavy.com] A new WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims, with unreleased documents, that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008. WikiLeaks further claims that the CIA has the capability to permanently bug iPhones, even if their operating systems are deleted or replaced. The documents are expected to be released in the next 24-hours. The announced was made after a “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter. ... [Maze] You may think to yourself "Who cares, the CIA would be bored to tears if they were watching me." But here's the thing, if they create a backdoor they can exploit, OTHERS CAN EXPLOIT IT TOO. And there is evidence to suggest it's already happened. That means criminals can potentially obtain whatever information you have on your iPhone. What are your thoughts?