So this is, uh. A Thing. The tl;dr is Moxie Marlinspike, Signal founder and general INFOSEC troublemaker, got hold of a Cellebrite toolkit, i.e. the product various state agencies use to hack into cellphones. The article is a bit of a look into the application, focusing on the fact that code is apparently absolute garbage (and probably in breach of IP law) and vulnerable to a bunch of malware exploits.

Completely coincidentally, some installs of Signal now include completely random files for no reason. Whether you think it’s ethical or appropriate for Signal to use its userbase in this way? That’s up to you.