John McAfee invented commercial antivirus software. He may be a controversial and eccentric figure … but the man knows his technology.
Earlier this month, McAfee told security expert Paul Asadoorian that encryption is dead. Specifically, he said:
Every city in the country has 1 to 3 Stingray spy devices … Bigger cities like New York probably have 200 or 300
When you buy a Stingray, Harris Corporation makes you sign a contract keeping your Stingray secret (background here and here)
Stingray pushes automatic “updates” – really malicious software – onto your phone as soon as you come into range
The software – written by the largest software company in the world – allows people to turn on your phone, microphone and camera, and read everything you do and see everything on your screen