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Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerce

In the real world, businesses come in every size, from self-employed entrepreneurs like me to mega malls like Wal-Mart.

The Year of Spyware

In retrospect, the year 2004 made significant milestones that will forever change the future of internet spyware related issues. Various spyware issues were addressed and a fast growing market evolved around spyware.

Are You Well Protected

Winterthe official start of the cold and flu season. Though, technically speaking, things got started a little early. Close to a million computers, mostly home PC users, have been infected.

How to Protect your PC from Spyware in the Cyber Age.

Wouldnt you be shocked to find that your personal sensitive information, like files, credit card information, operating system / software and other non-disclosed data to be penetrated by unscrupulous prying eyes Even worse...

More Cool Web Tricks

If you ask most people what frustrates them most about the Internet, many of them will tell you "Its the little things!"

I Spy...Something Terribly Wrong In Your Computer

I Spy...Something Terribly Wrong In Your Computer

Your Computer May Be Infected. Heres How To Check.. NOT about virus

NOTE: Please take time to read on - it may be vital for your PCs security. If you are not in the mood, just save it or print it out for later reference.

Be Aware of Phishing Scams!

If you use emails actively in your communication, you must have received various messages claiming to be from Ebay, Paypal and a number of banks. A recent email as if from U.S. Bank Corporation that I received contains the subject "U.S. Bank Fraud Verification Process" and in the body of the mail it says "We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your U.S. Bank Internet Banking account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and of the U.S. Bank network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features. To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:". It continues with a link to a webpage, which looks very similar to original web page of the bank.

Whos Watching What You Type

If someone entered your home, uninvited and installed numerous cameras and listening devices in order to monitor your activities, you would quite rightly be outraged. While such a situation, unless you are living in the Big Brother House, would be considered ridiculous, the same cannot be said for the humble home computer.

Rogue Dialers - The Nets Latest Scamola!

If recent news stories concerning worms, trojans and security exploits within Microsofts Internet Explorer, left you feeling vulnerable, this will leave you terrified. PCs the world over are already being hit by a new breed of trojan type software called Rogue Dialers. More malevolent than most ordinary spyware, Rogue Dialers actually hijack the computers modem and then uses it to dial-up a premium rate telephone number, racking up huge telephone charges. Many Dialers operate whilst the victim is actively surfing the Net by dropping the current connection and then performing an automatic reconnection via a premium rate number. Most scary of all are the Dialers which connect themselves to a premium rate number while the victim is away from their machine, achieving this by detecting long periods of inactivity.

6 Essential Steps to Protect Your Computer On the Internet For Free

Recently one of my friends asked me to check out if his computer was infected by virus. He suspected because occasionally the computer was shut down automatically when connected to internet. My first thought was the Sasser worm 60 seconds auto count-down. As he uses Windows 98 second edition with IE5, the virus must be a Sasser variant.

Watch Out For Spyware Programs That Slows Down Your Computer System

Spyware is a program that once loaded on your computer unknowingly collects information from your PC and sends it to another party. The most dangerous types of Spyware programs copies personal information that you would not share with anyone such as passwords, files and credit card numbers.

Is Your Computer Sick

Viruses and spyware usually show up on your computer one of two ways.

Spyware: What It Is and How to Combat It

Spyware is software or hardware installed on a computer without the users knowledge which gathers information about that user for later retrieval by whomever controls the spyware.

Computer Tips that Help Small Businesses Operate Profitably

When working properly, computers enable small businesses to make big business profits; however, get booted off your computer and youre suddenly starving. In most instances, computers usually act up due to lack of care by its owners. Here are four computer tips thatll keep you up and running smoothly.

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What is spyware? How it works and how to prevent it  CSO Online

Spyware is a broad category of malware designed to secretly observe activity on a device and send those observations to a snooper. It is used by everyone from ...

Mysterious Hackers Hid Their Swiss Army Spyware for 5 Years  WIRED

It's not every day that security researchers discover a new state-sponsored hacking group. Even rarer is the emergence of one whose spyware has 80 distinct ...

Government spyware found masquerading as Android apps  The INQUIRER

GOVERNMENT SPYWARE was found lurking on the Google Play Store masquerading as harmless apps waiting to suck up data. Dubbed 'Exodus', the malware ...

SAS 2019: Exodus Spyware Found Targeting Apple iOS Users  Threatpost

SINGAPORE— The Exodus spyware that was recently found lurking in 25 different malicious apps on Google Play has been ported to the Apple iOS ecosystem.

RatVermin Spyware Targets Ukraine Gov Agencies  Threatpost

Researchers are pinning a recent phishing campaign against Ukraine government agencies on the Luhansk People's Republic, a proto-state in eastern Ukraine ...

Hosting Provider Finally Takes Down Spyware Leak of Thousands of Photos and Phone Calls  Motherboard

After Motherboard reported that a consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data online, the company's hosting provider took it down.

Spyware app exposes private photos, hosting provider steps in  Naked Security

A hosting company has taken down a database owned by a mobile spying app after it was found displaying phone owners' intimate images online.

Government spyware hidden in Google Play store apps  Naked Security

We've seen malicious government cyberweapons leaked out of the National Security Agency (NSA) and injected via ransomware, but security researchers ...

Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware  Motherboard

Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android's Play Store. And they appear to have ...

Spyware data breach leaks thousands of users' photos and data  Komando

Was your data leaked by this spyware company? One of those devastating leaks is happening right now and it involves some of the most sensitive data you can ...

NSO Group responds to spyware abuse allegations with spin  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Entering the terms “NSO Group,” “journalists,” and “spying” into a Google search from a workstation in New York City recently produced a sponsored search ...

Despite ban on spyware ads, Google allows ad blitz by hacking firm NSO  Fast Company

Google Search ads are the latest weapon used by Israel's NSO Group, which denies claims that its spyware helped track a slain Saudi journalist.

Deadly Android Spyware Exodus Makes Its Way To iOS Platform  Tech Times

A dangerous new kind of spyware called Exodus was found present on the iOS platform. It was first discovered last year on certain apps in the Google Play Store ...

Daily News Roundup, 4/10/19: Spyware Isn’t Just for Android as Exodus Hits iOS Devices  How-To Geek

Facebook fixes its most prominent issue with memorialized profiles, Verizon fixes issues with millions of routers, Google's laptop and tablet team isn't dead yet, ...

Italian Android Spyware Infected Google Play Store for Years, Researchers Find  Security Boulevard

Fake *service* applications in Italian from mobile operators were found to be invasive spyware after successfully bypassing Google Play Store's filters, according ...

Spyware sneaks into 'million-ish' Asus PCs via poisoned software updates, says Kaspersky  The Register

A million or so Asus personal computers may have downloaded spyware from the computer maker's update servers and installed it, Kaspersky Lab claims.

Watch out, your phone could be helping a stalker  The New Indian Express

Kaspersky recommends that people do not use these apps, not just for ethical reasons, but also because these apps are always at a risk of getting hacked.

Spyware: Lockport schools' boondoggle | Opinion | lockportjournal.com  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

boon·dog·gle: a waste of money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects. It has been just over a year since I first wrote about the Lockport district's ...

Exodus spyware takes data on a different journey  SC Magazine UK

Invasive Exodus spyware campaign found on Google Play Italian language mobile applications stealing phone and app data including Facebook contacts, ...

5 Tips to Protect Your Family From Hacking & Spyware  London Post

Hackers are everywhere online and your family can always be at risk. That's why it makes a lot of sense to try and protect your family with some powerful and ...

Self Probe Won't Cut it for Israeli Spyware Company NSO, Says Citizen Lab Researcher  CTech

Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group's self probe into the use of its mobile phone spyware software is inadequate, according to Bill Marczak, a senior ...

Massively invasive Italian spyware campaign found on Google Play | SC Media  SC Magazine

The non-profit security organization Security Without Borders (SWB) has identified a campaign utilizing Italian-language *service* applications from mobile ...

Kaspersky antivirus now IDs 'spouse' spyware as proper malware  CSO Australia

Kaspersky has launched a new feature for its Android antivirus that aims to tackle commercial spyware bought by people who install it on their spouse's ...

New iOS malware app puts millions of iPhones at risk for hack  Hiptoro

Apple's iOS is known for the security and privacy it provides to its users. However, a recent exploit in Italy suggests that it is not the case. Spyware.

Italian job: researchers find powerful spyware targeting Android users  iTWire

Security researchers at the group Security Without Borders say they have found a new Android spyware platform that spread through a number of apps aim...

Hacker Eva Galperin Has a Plan to Eradicate Stalkerware  WIRED

Over the last year, Eva Galperin says she's learned the signs: the survivors of domestic abuse who come to her describing how their tormentors seem to know ...

Interview with CEO of NSO Group – Israeli spyware-maker – on fighting terror, Khashoggi murder, and Saudi Arabia - 60 Minutes  CBS News

An Israeli company licenses software around the world that can crack just about any smartphone, but is its use always on the side of good?

Epic Games' Tim Sweeney addresses Chinese spyware rumor  Gamasutra

Epic Games' Tim Sweeney stepped in to squash the rumor that the Epic Games Store is actually Chinese spyware.

Tim Sweeney says the Epic store is “a fine target for ire,” but it isn’t spyware – here’s why  PCGamesN

The CEO of Epic Games has responded to accusations that the Epic Games store contains spyware. Early this morning, Tim Sweeney commented on a report by ...

4 Best spyware apps for iPhone tracking  TechGenYZ

If you want an app to track your iPhone you need a more smatter, powerful and faster app that can be used to hack your data. Here are the detailed guide.

A Spyware Vendor is Leaking Private Data of Thousands  TechNadu

A database owned by a spyware vendor, and which contains highly-sensitive personal data of thousands was found to be accessible by anyone.

Spyware firm awarded damages of $1,000, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Italy-based spyware maker HT, or Hacking Team, was awarded nominal damages of $1000 in its suit against a former employee, after the High Court yesterday ...

Did Uber use illegal spyware to crush its Aussie rival?  Your Money

Uber's entrance into the Australian market may be hailed a business success story, but new evidence suggests they used less than ethical means to get there.

Tim Sweeney Addresses Epic Store Spyware Accusations  SegmentNext

This is regarding the Epic Store spyware accusations following a Reddit post with numericals and other details to back the story up.

Password stealing malware Scranos expands its operations globally  2-spyware.com

Hackers behind a complex Scranos rootkit are now spreading malware not only in China but also worldwide. A new malware strain, dubbed 'Scranos,' has ...

A Top Progressive Consulting Firm Is Doing PR for an Israeli Spy Company  The Intercept

SKDKnickerbocker is running communications for NSO Group, an Israeli company known for selling surveillance technology to authoritarian governments.

Epic Games CEO Says the Epic Games Store Isn't Spyware  Comicbook.com

The CEO of Epic Games has responded to claims that suggest the Epic Games Store is a form of spyware and passes users' information onto Tencent as well as ...

Stalkware Company Has Leaked Gigabytes of Personal Data of Victims and Made Accessible Online  Digital Information World

This spyware company has been reached several times to inform about the security breach but it appears they are not interested in giving us a response.

Israeli Hacking Company NSO Group Is Trying to Clean Up Its Image  Motherboard

The notorious and controversial Israeli hacking and surveillance tools vendor NSO Group has launched a big marketing campaign with a new website and ...

From Salon Marketplace: Get this highly-rated VPN for an extra 20% off  Salon

Ivacy VPN is a blazing-fast security measure that keeps your data safe and your torrents quick.

Bezos Sext Scandal: Did Saudi Arabia Use Israeli Spyware to Hack Amazon CEO?  CCN

In a shocking twist, there is speculation that Saudia Arabia used Israeli Pegasus spyware to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and expose his sexts.

Hackers managed to keep their complex spyware hidden for five years  TechJuice

Spyware is inherently intriguing primarily because of the complexity that allows it to carry out its malicious plans, and breaking them down is something that ...

Hacking Team’s New Owner: ‘We’re Starting From Scratch’  Motherboard

The head of Memento Labs, the new company that acquired infamous spyware vendor Hacking Team, admitted there's a lot to do to recover after the 2015 ...

Citizen Lab featured on 60 Minutes episode about human rights concerns around Israeli spyware company  News@UofT

Members of the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab appear on the latest episode of the CBS investigative news program 60 Minutes, speaking about their ...

'TajMahal' spyware detected by Kaspersky Lab stayed hidden for past five years  Firstpost

The TajMahal spyware consisted of 80 malicious modules that enabled a wide range of attacks on victims.

Meghan Markle's pal Misha Nonoo reveals her brand's email was hacked  Daily Mail

Misha, 33, spent the holiday weekend apologizing to her customers after a hacker gained access to her label's email list and sent out threatening messages.

Coinbase CEO Wants to ‘Overthrow Corrupt Dictators’ After Hiring Team That Sold Spyware to…Corrupt Dictators  CCN

In a livestream Q&A, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong revealed a much stranger ambition: “overthrow some corrupt dictators in the world.”

An iOS App That Secretly Spies on You, And More News  WIRED

Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.

Cross-Platform Rootkit and Spyware Hits Targets Worldwide  TechBizWeb.com

The Scranos rootkit-enabled spyware operation has expanded reach outside of China to hit targets worldwide, Bitdefender security researchers warn. Spreading ...

Epic vs. Steam is just the latest battle in the dark history of DRM  The Verge

Fans of Valve's Steam *service* are attacking the newly launched Epic Store, but it's just one part of a long fight over how people are allowed to play their games.

Jeff Bezos' investigator thinks Saudi Arabia hacked his cell phone — here's how it could have happened  INSIDER

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' personal security consultant Gavin de Becker believes Saudi Arabia had access to Bezos' phone, according to an op-ed published by ...

JustDial data breach: personal details of 100 million users leaked  2-spyware.com

Unprotected database of JustDial led to data leak of millions of search engine provider customers. Currently, anyone can access personal details of around 100 ...

Fake Ellen DeGeneres social media giveaways offer prizes for likes  2-spyware.com

Social media scams try to convince users that Ellen DeGeneres offers people to like and share Facebook posts to win valuable prizes. Scammers are creating.

Exodus Spyware Now Targeting iOS Devices  App Informers

An Android spyware called Exodus is now targeting iOS devices, according to Lookout. Lookout is a security firm and the company has just found an iOS version ...

UC Browser apps have been exposing users to MiTM attacks  2-spyware.com

UC Browser is found to contain malicious ability to expose its users to remote attackers. UC Browser seems to be extremely popular among smartphone.

Ways to reduce e-waste beyond recycling electronics  WPSD Local 6

Monday was Earth Day, and millions of people are thinking of recycling plastic and paper. Those are certainly important, but equally important is the need to ...

Spyware isn’t letting up, so prepare to fend it off  Houston Chronicle

Q: Can you please recommend an effective anti-spyware and cookie detection program for Windows 10? A: Spyware, malware and viruses continue to be a ...

Google Dev uncovers TP-Link SR20 router Zero-day vulnerability  2-spyware.com

Google security expert Matthew Garrett discloses Zero-day arbitrary code execution vulnerability after 90-day silence from TP-Link. TP-Link's SR20 Sma.

iEncrypt ransomware infects US drink producer Arizona Beverages  2-spyware.com

One of the biggest drink suppliers in the US was hit by iEncrypt ransomware in a targeted attack. A New York-based beverage producing company Arizona ...

This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It  Motherboard

A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server ...

The ultimate guide to finding and killing spyware and stalkerware on your smartphone  ZDNet

Surveillance isn't just the purview of nation-states and government agencies -- sometimes, it is closer to home.

3 17 Apr 2019 News Scranos Goes Global After Targeting China  Infosecurity Magazine

A new password and data stealing operation that has been targeting China has started to infect users worldwide using a rootkit driver.

10 sure shot ways to keep hackers at bay  KnowTechie

To help you out, we have discussed some simple yet effective ways to keep yourself safe from these malicious hackers. Read our tips here.

Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware  Washington Post

An internet watchdog group says the widow of a slain Mexican journalist was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death.

Facebook users' passwords stored in plaintext by accident since 2012  2-spyware.com

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users' passwords stored in plaintext since 2012 by accident. According to the most recent news, Facebook has accidentally ...

What the Tech? Earth Day and computers  WRCB-TV

With Earth Day upon us, millions of people are thinking of recycling plastic and paper. Those are certainly important, but equally important is the need to recycle ...

'Lawful intercept' Pegasus spyware found deployed in 45 countries  ZDNet

At least ten operators of Pegasus spyware have deployed the malware outside their country's border, new Citizen Lab report finds.

Now this Android spyware poses as a privacy tool to trick you into downloading  ZDNet

Triout malware is designed for espionage and can spy on almost every aspect of compromised devices - and now it's back with new tactics.

Facebook harvested 1.5 million emails from newly registered users  2-spyware.com

Facebook admits recording and storing newly-registered users' email details without their consent since 2016. Another day, another Facebook scandal.

Do You Need Anti-Virus Apps for Your Phone?  Gizmodo

While you might be used to having to protect against malware and viruses on your computer, security tools are less common on phones. Should you be installing ...

Hacking firm gets only $1000 from suit against ex-employee; has to pay $25k after losing countersuit  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Italy-based spyware maker HT, or Hacking Team, was awarded nominal damages of $1000 in its suit against a former employee, after the High ...

Israeli Spyware Firm NSO Group Confronts Controversial Past As It Seeks $500 Million Buyout Loan  Forbes

Companies generally try to present their best image when they're seeking investors. But that can be difficult if, like Israeli software company NSO Group, they're ...

How spyware sleuths Citizen Lab foiled a private spy  Fast Company

With a fake story and necktie camera, digital watchdog Citizen Lab and reporters from the Associated Press ensnared an operative linked to the spy firm Black ...

How to discover and destroy spyware on your smartphone (in pictures)  ZDNet

Nuisanceware, also known as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), often comes in software bundles together with legitimate, free programs. These types of ...

Facebook admits 18% of Research spyware users were teens, not <5%  TechCrunch

Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program that a TechCrunch investigation revealed was ...

Pegasus gov't spyware used to target colleague of slain drug cartel journalist  ZDNet

Just days after the death of a reporter investigating drug cartels, the spyware appeared on the radar.

How to Tell If Your Partner is Spying on Your Phone  Motherboard

"Stalkerware" apps let abusers monitor their partner's phones and track their locations—without them knowing.

Pegasus Spyware Targets Investigative Journalists in Mexico  Threatpost

Colleagues of slain Javier Valdez Cárdenas, known for investigating drug cartels, were targeted just days after his death.

Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo  TechCrunch

Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following ...

It’s Amateur Hour in the World of Spyware and Victims Will Pay the Price  Motherboard

The Weakest Link is Motherboard's third, annual theme week dedicated to the future of hacking and cybersecurity. Follow along here. Listen to Motherboard's ...

Spyware Company Leaves ‘Terabytes’ of Selfies, Text Messages, and Location Data Exposed Online  Motherboard

A company that sells surveillance software to parents and employers left “terabytes of data” including photos, audio recordings, text messages and web history, ...

Scranos Rootkit Spyware  SystemTek

Extract cookies and steal login credentials from Google Chrome, Chromium, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Baidu Browser and ...

Weekend Roundup: Galaxy Fold Fails, Creepy Facebook, Facial Recognition  Dice Insights

Hey, it's 'Galaxy Fold Fails Friday'! Or weekend. Look, we don't know when you're reading this. Unlike Facebook, we don't track everything you do. But.

Talos: Android trojan resembling Play Store installs sophisticated spyware  CyberScoop

A newly uncovered Android trojan can install advanced spyware on unsuspecting users' phones under the guise that it's just part of the operating system, ...

A lifetime subscription to FastestVPN is now just $40  Engadget

Cyberattacks on personal computers and smartphones have skyrocketed over the past few years, as hackers have become increasingly adept at stealing ...

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group 're-acquired' by founders  Boing Boing

The NSO Group is an Israeli firm that has long marketed itself as a "cyber warfare" company, selling mobile surveillance technology to governments that include ...

Spyware firm SpyFone leaves customer data, recordings exposed online  ZDNet

Thousands of spyware users and those being monitored have had their information leaked to the public domain.

Android App with Over 10 Million Downloads Has Nasty Spyware  Tom's Guide

The Triout spyware embeds itself in the Psiphon anti-censorship app, possibly targeting people trying to evade government repression.

Triout Android Spyware Framework Makes a Comeback, Abusing App with 50 Million Downloads  Security Boulevard

In August 2018, Bitdefender researchers stumbled across an Android malware framework, dubbed Triout, which packed massive surveillance capabilities.

Window closing on Windows 7 support  Houston Chronicle

Q: I understand Microsoft ended mainstream support for Window 7 in 2015, but will continue with extended support until Jan. 14, 2020. What does the mean and ...

Popular Mac App Adware Doctor Actually Acts Like Spyware  WIRED

Adware Doctor has long been one of the top-selling apps in the Mac App Store. But researchers say it harvested browsing data, and sent it to China.

Epic says its Game Store is not spying on you  Ars Technica

But Sweeney says it will stop accessing Steam friends lists without permission.

Android spyware in development plunders WhatsApp data, private conversations  ZDNet

The malware's code hosts a variety of surveillance functions and is available to the public.

The battle over Huawei 'spyware'  The Japan Times

The real aim of the American authorities is to address the security threat that Huawei poses to the U.S..

Spyware Company That Marketed to Domestic Abusers Gets Hacked  Motherboard

This story is part of When Spies Come Home, a Motherboard series about powerful surveillance software ordinary people use to spy on their loved ones.

NOD32 Antivirus / ESET Internet Security / Eset Smart Security Premium  Neowin

NOD32 for Windows is the best choice for protection of your personal computer. Almost 20 years of technological development enabled ESET to create ...

Exclusive: Saudi Dissidents Hit With Stealth iPhone Spyware Before Khashoggi's Murder  Forbes

At least four Saudis have now been targeted with hyper-sophisticated iPhone spyware from an Israeli firm, after Forbes finds a Saudi satirist in London who's ...

This Android spyware records calls and sends your pictures and location to hackers  ZDNet

Bitdefender uncovers Android malware which sends every call, message and photo back to the hackers behind it.

Stop us if you're getting deja-vu: Uber used spyware to nobble dial-a-ride rival, this time Down Under, allegedly  The Register

Uber has once again been accused of using spyware tools to help it undermine a competing business. This time, it is Australia's taxi-hailing GoCatch claiming ...

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