Archive for the ‘mobile spyware’ Category

Apps Infected With SonicSpy Spyware Removed From Google Play

August 11th, 2017
A spyware family called SonicSpy was found on three apps available on the Google Play store as well as on more than 1,000 apps available on third-party app stores.

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Mexican Govt. Allegedly Used Spyware Against Journalists, Activists & A Child

June 19th, 2017

After the disclosure of sophisticated global espionage and disinformation campaign aimed to discredit enemies of the state, Citizen Lab researchers exposed the dirty game of the Mexican government and its politics.

The report — “Government Spy: Systematic monitoring of journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico” — published by Citizen Lab today revealed how the Mexican government used

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Verizon to pre-install a ‘Spyware’ app on its Android phones to collect user data

March 30th, 2017
If the death of online privacy rules wasn't enough for Internet Service Providers and advertisers to celebrate, Verizon has planned to pre-install spyware on customers' Android devices in order to collect their personal data. The telecom giant has partnered with Evie Launcher to bring a new application called 'AppFlash' — a universal search bar that will come pre-installed on the home screens

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Hackers Are Using Android Malware To Spy On Israeli Military Personnel

February 17th, 2017
A group of highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers is spying on the Israeli military by hacking into the personal Android phones of individual soldiers to monitor their activities and steal data. A newly released research by Lookout and Kaspersky suggests that more than 100 Israeli servicemen from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) are believed to have been targeted with spyware. <!--

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Commodity ‘Exaspy’ Spyware Found Targeting High-Level Execs

November 4th, 2016
Researchers warn commodity Android spyware called Exaspy is being used to target high-profile executives.

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Apple releases ‘Emergency’ Patch after Advanced Spyware Targets Human Rights Activist

August 25th, 2016
Apple has released iOS 9.3.5 update for iPhones and iPads to patch three zero-day vulnerabilities after a piece of spyware found targeting the iPhone used by a renowned UAE human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor. One of the world's most invasive software weapon distributors, called the NSO Group, has been exploiting three zero-day security vulnerabilities in order to spy on dissidents and

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Stalking apps are “perfectly legal” in US, but banning them won’t be easy

November 16th, 2015
US Senator Al Franken is introducing legislation to ban so-called stalking apps, whose developers exploit loopholes to stay within the law.

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What smartphone should James Bond use?

November 9th, 2015
The unflappable and suave James Bond is known for impeccable taste in clothes, cars and cocktails. But what kind of smartphone should he use? Can he have style and security too?

Posted in android, blackberry, blackphone, Celebrities, daniel craig, Featured, ios, James Bond, Mobile, mobile spyware, PRIV, Samsung, Sony, sony pictures, Spectre, WikiLeaks, Xperia, zerodium | Comments (0)

Using DroidJack spyware to snoop on your spouse could get you arrested

October 31st, 2015
Some Android spyware might be legal to buy, but not to use...as numerous users of "DroidJack" found out this week.

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