There's no evidence the Saudis hacked Jeff Bezos's iPhone.
This is the conclusion of the all the independent experts who have reviewed the public report
behind the U.N.'s accusations
. That report failed to find evidence proving the theory, but instead simply found unknown things it couldn't explain, which it pretended was evidence.
This is a common flaw in such forensics reports. When there's evidence, it's usually found and reported. When there's no evidence, investigators keep looking. Todays devices are complex, so if you keep looking, you always find anomalies you can't explain. There's only two results from such investigations: proof of bad things or anomalies that suggest bad things. There's never any proof that no bad things exist (at least, not in my experience).
Bizarre and inexplicable behavior doesn't mean a hacker attack. Engineers trying to debug problems, and support technicians helping customers, find such behavior all the time. Pretty much every user of technology experiences this. Paranoid users often think there's a conspiracy against them
when electronics behave strangely, but "behaving strangely" is perfectly normal.
When you start with the theory that hackers are involved, then you have an explanation for the all that's unexplainable. It's all Continue reading