An interesting note on the ex-NSA mercenaries working for the United Arab Emirates story: the third party software they used to easily root iPhones via iMessage sounds very similar to exploits described by Lookout researchers at when they recently exposed an unnamed nation state's attempt to purchase spying tools (and named the names of the vendors selling those tools). Point is, these 0-day phone exploits are available to the highest bidder.

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