Spyware Information

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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UN resolution ignores special rapporteur’s call for halt to spyware sales  ComputerWeekly.com

UN's Human Rights Council adopts resolution to explore the impact of new and emerging digital technologies on human rights, but the text ignores a damning ...

New versions of FinFisher mobile spyware discovered in Myanmar  ZDNet

New and upgraded versions of FinFisher spyware for Android and iOS discovered in 20 countries.

China has been secretly installing spyware on some tourists’ Android phones  The Verge

Chinese border agents have been installing spyware on phones from tourists who enter the country through certain crossings in the Xinjiang region, an area ...

Intellexa launched to compete with spyware maker NSO  Fast Company

There's some new competition for NSO, the Israeli company which boasts of its ability to take over phones and computers on behalf of high-paying government ...

China installs spyware on tourists’ Android phones, downloads data from iPhones  9to5Mac

Foreigners visiting certain areas of China are having their smartphones seized at the border. With Android phones, authorities install a piece of spyware ...

Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends  VICE

This week Twitter pushed sponsored tweets advertising a piece of spyware that is marketed to spy on a spouse. The advert heavily suggested the monitoring ...

Android spyware campaign spreads across the Middle East  ZDNet

The malware is designed to pillage mobile device data.

Heather Mills Gets An Apology and 'Substantial' Settlement in Spyware Case  Threatpost

Rupert Murdoch's News Group has agreed to pay damages to Paul McCartney's ex as part of the massive phone-hacking scandal by UK tabloids.

How to get rid of spyware forever  TechRadar

Tactics for keeping spyware at bay vary by device and operating system. However, having antivirus installed are prerequisites.

The spyware used by Arab dictators has now shown up in Myanmar  MIT Technology Review

A powerful German spyware company had its hacking tools spotted in Myanmar.The news: One of the oldest private hacking companies around found itself in ...

Antivirus firms start flagging spyware installed by Chinese border control  The INQUIRER

SECURITY FIRMS including Symantec and Malwarebytes are using their anti-virus software to flag attempts by Chinese border control to install spyware on ...

Spam and Spyware Could Lurk in Fake Coupon Post  wnbf.com

Wegmans' supermarkets is NOT offering online coupons and trying to reap the benefits could compromise your personal information.

Serpentine art CEO quits amid criticism of spyware firm link  Washington Post

LONDON — The CEO of London's Serpentine Galleries has quit amid what she calls “toxic personal attacks” over her husband's involvement in an Israeli ...

The developers of the notorious FinSpy spyware are innovating — and thriving  CyberScoop

Like any competitive company, a spyware vendor has to innovate when its proprietary data is exposed or stolen. For the distributors of the notorious FinSpy ...

U.N. surveillance expert urges global moratorium on sale of spyware  Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in place to stop governments using ...

UN expert calls for halt to sales of spyware that may have helped Saudi Arabia track and kill Jamal Khashoggi  Business Insider

A report to the UN calls on spyware companies to stop selling and licensing their wares in the face of gross human rights violations.

It was designed to fight terrorism. Now spyware lets Israelis stalk their spouses  Haaretz

Surveillance software and apps, once intended to thwart terrorism and avert crime, have become tools in the hands of suspicious spouses, business competitors ...

WannaLocker Malware Variant Combines Spyware, RAT, Banking Trojan  MSSP Alert

A security researcher has found a new variant of WannaLocker that combines a mobile lookalike of the notorious WannaCry ransomware, spyware, ...

Comscore Firm Distributes Man-In-The-Middle Proxy Spyware to MacOS  The Mac Observer

Airo Security uncovered Man-in-Middle Software proxy spyware being distributed to macOS. It came via Comscore subsidiary firm VoiceFive. In a paper ...

How To Detect Spyware on Your iPhone (The #1 Warning Signs)  Know Your Mobile

Does your iPhone have Spyware on it? Should you be worried about Spyware? In this post, we'll show you how to tell if your iPhone is infected with spyware.

U.N. draft text on digital rights ducks call for spyware moratorium  Reuters

U.N. member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects ...

China's spyware at the border targets foreign travelers  CSO Australia

Chinese border control officers now physically install a spyware app on Android phones of foreigners entering through the northwest Xinjiang region, which is ...

Study Claims Google Chrome Is Total Spyware And You Should Run To Firefox Now  Hot Hardware

It is common knowledge that websites like to track your activity through cookies, but might we be giving up a bit too much privacy when surfing the web?

Weekend Roundup: Switches, Strikes, SkyNet, Spyware, and… Stewart?  Dice Insights

Hey, it's your weekend. You pretended to work hard all week, and now you get to pretend to relax while work gnaws at your mind. Why not read about SkyNet.

UN ambassador cites Israeli company in proposal to ban spyware  The Jerusalem Post

In his report, David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression said government oversight of spyware “hardly exists,” and there was an ...

The Israeli spyware that can target you with a text  Aljazeera.com

Journalists and human rights activists from Mexico to the Middle East are being targeted by spyware purchased by their governments.

Spyware in the IoT - What Does it Mean for Your Online Privacy?  EC-Council Blog

Spyware, in particular, has become a growing trend in the modern age, as smart devices are capable of tracking our behavior and actions. In this article, we'll ...

Cloud Hopper hits several tech firms in Spyware attack  CISO MAG

Security researchers stated that a global hacking campaign backed by China's Ministry of State Security broke into various technology *service* providers to steal ...

Saudi Arabia buys $300m spyware from Israel – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Saudi Arabia has bought $300 million worth of spy software from Israel as part of a large scale military deal. Senior Arab sources told Al Khaleej Online that the ...

Hackers and Extortionists Strike Local Businesses  KIOW

“It won't happen to me,” are the first words many of us think when considering if we might get hacked. Many of us use anti-malware, anti-spyware, or anti-virus ...

Serpentine chief quits after spyware firm controversy  Museums Association

Yana Peel, who has been at the London institution since 2016, said she was stepping down to prevent the work of the gallery from being undermined by what ...

Trouble Shooter fraud alert: Outsmarting high-tech scams  Bucks County Courier Times

We have received many reports recently from Bucks County residents who have been receiving telephone calls, emails, and seeing pop ups on their computer ...

WhatsApp Hack Calls into Question Government Use of Commercial Spyware  RUSI Analysis

As government use of commercial spyware becomes increasingly commonplace, stronger checks and balances will be needed to ensure software providers are ...

Consumer protection minute: phishing  WHSV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WHSV) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey talks about phishing and how to protect yourself against someone who is ...

Attackers can exploit media files on WhatsApp and Telegram accounts: Symantec  CISO MAG

Security experts recently discovered a flaw affecting WhatsApp and Telegram accounts for Android devices. According to Symantec's Modern OS Security team, ...

Domestic abusers are using easily accessible apps to stalk and control their victims  The Next Web

Stalkerware tech, also known as “spouseware,” takes the form of apps or add-ons to a device that allows someone to remotely monitor another person.

The Only iPhone Spyware Detection App in the World  Geeky Gadgets

Sponsored The ability to monitor somebody's phone is no longer a resource exclusive to governments and spy agencies. Nowadays, anyone from a jealous.

FinSpy spyware threatens to hack your account on Android and iOS  Tech Lapse

WhatsApp is the target of a spyware malware named FinSpy. Identified by Kaspersky Lab's experts, the malware is able to collect data from encrypted mail,

Kuwait- Spyware 'OmniRAT' developer arrested  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY, June 30: In January 2019, OmniRAT, a spyware was used in a campaign against collaborators of the Kuwait Petroleu.

The hot microphone in lawmakers' pockets  GCN.com

Microphone-hijacking spyware on legislator's smartphones constitutes a new kind of threat that requires novel thinking about information and its protection.

My Deepest Darkest Secrets | Computer Skeptic  courierjournal

Hey, I'm on vacation this week so tried to dig through my archives to find a really interesting article from the past. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything interesting ...

Banking trojans, spyware and ransomware: ‘Stranger Things’ have happened to illegal downloaders  TrustedReviews

Thinking about trying to find a way to watch Stranger Things Season 3 without paying for Netflix? First off don't – it's illegal. Secondly, really don't do | Trusted ...

Exposed! China installs spyware on visitors’ Android, downloads data from iPhones  Deccan Chronicle

People visiting China should proceed with caution. A new report from Vice has revealed that foreigners who are visiting certain parts of China are seeing their ...

Column: Online security questions have become a whale of a weird idea  Chicago Tribune

The sometimes-confusing, sometimes poignant nature of online website security questions.

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 ...

9 cybersecurity terms you need to know  Security Boulevard

Staying ahead of the latest threats is hard. Not understanding the technical jargon makes it even harder. In this post, we define nine cybersecurity definitions and ...

A flaw found in WhatsApp and Telegram on Android lets hackers mess with your photos, payments, and voice notes  Pulse Nigeria

Security firm Symantec has found a vulnerability in WhatsApp and Telegram's Android apps which could let hackers intercept and alter files sent between users, ...

Data defense: 10 tips for tax security  Accounting Today

Despite progress by the Internal Revenue *Service* and its Security Summit partners against identity theft, cyber-crooks' evolving tactics continue to threaten the ...

WhatsApp Users Targeted By Spyware -- Here's What You Need To Know  Forbes

A vulnerability allowed attackers to inject spyware onto people's phones. Here's what happened and what to do.

The Great Mac Balancing Act: Catalina Security Explained  iMore

Apple's lofty goal for macOS Catalina is to make the system as secure as iOS while maintaining all the traditional flexibility of the Mac. And… that's easier said ...

The week in security: After major GDPR violations, everything is fine  CSO Australia

Massive GDPR fines for data breaches were the order of the week as British Airways copped a £183m ($A328m) fine for a hack of its website last year.

BianLian banking trojan adds screen recorder to face off against Android users  SC Magazine UK

BianLian, which first appeared as a dropper in October 2018, has turned spyware by adding screen recording module. inShare. Researchers have discovered a ...

WhatsApp, Telegram's Encrypted Messages Can Be Manipulated With Storage Flaw: Symantec  News18

According to the report, despite the services being encrypted platforms, it still does not stop the 'media file jacking' incident from occurring.

Security researchers discover iOS version of Exodus Android spyware  ZDNet

Exodus iOS spyware used against Italian and Turkmenistan users.

New Extenbro DNS Changer Trojan Blocks Security Domains  BleepingComputer

A newly discovered DNS-changer Trojan dubbed Extenbro has been observed while blocking access to websites of security solutions vendors to prevent its ...

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 ...

Mysterious Hackers Hid Their Swiss Army Spyware for 5 Years  WIRED

The TajMahal spyware includes more than 80 distinct spy tools, and went undetected for five years.

Mozilla blocks spy firm DarkMatter from Firefox citing ‘significant risk’ to users  TechCrunch

Firefox maker Mozilla said it will not trust certificates from surveillance maker DarkMatter, ending a months-long effort to be whitelisted by the popular browser.

Chinese border authorities installing spyware on tourists' phones  Isle of Wight Radio

Chinese border authorities have been installing an app on tourists' smartphones which gathers personal data including text messages and contacts, it has been ...

BrahMos techie lured with fake ID to download spyware: Anti-Terror Squad  The Indian Express

According to ATS, Agrawal illegally stored sensitive information about BrahMos missiles being manufactured at an India-Russia joint venture unit near Nagpur ...

Social media can be unfriendly place | Business  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

While many of us are familiar with warning signs associated with phone call scams or email scams, do you know how to spot a social media scam?

WhatsApp spyware attack: Everything you need to know  TechGenix

If you are one of the 1.5 billion users of popular messaging app WhatsApp, be aware that a newly discovered vulnerability could leave you open to a vicious ...

WhatsApp and Telegram’s image, audio files could be manipulated  The News Minute

If you thought instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram that provide end-to-end encryption give you rock-solid security, think again.

Government spyware hidden in Google Play store apps  Naked Security

The malware, dubbed Exodus, records and steals all manner of data and leaves phones vulnerable to further hacking and data tampering.

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 ...

Israel Police seeks to buy $11m worth of internet-monitoring equipment without bid  Haaretz

Verint system designed to collect information on social media networks, private forums and the dark web □ Cyber security sources say lack of bidding process ...

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.

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 ...

If malware wants to bury deep inside your Lenovo or Gigabyte servers, they can just ask Vertiv's insecure BMC firmware  The Register

A pair of vulnerabilities in BMC firmware used in servers built by Lenovo – and in Acer and Penguin Computing boxes using Gigabyte server motherboards ...

WhatsApp issues patch for spyware breach  CNBC

Facebook's WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app after reporting that users might be vulnerable to having ...

Is ComboFix Really Worth the Hype?  Bernama

At least 230,000 new malware samples are released every day and a hacker attack happens every 39 seconds. These numbers alone are proof that ...

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

The Israeli cyber-firm has been accused of developing spyware that can infiltrate smartphones. In March, 60 Minutes sat down with the CEO of NSO Group.

The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry  VICE

Outgoing Dutch member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake tells us why spyware is as dangerous as an AK-47, but regulated less.

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.

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.

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.

Hackers in Bulgaria stole 21 GB of users' data: 11 GB shared with local media  2-spyware.com

Millions of Bulgarians affected: hackers stole their private data and emailed its download links to local media. The group of hackers stole the data.

Amnesty sues maker of Pegasus, the spyware let in by WhatsApp zero day  Naked Security

Amnesty International, which was sent the Pegasus spyware via a WhatsApp message, is seeking to stop NSO Group's "web of surveillance."

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.

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 ...

Spyware In The IoT - This Year's Biggest Security Threat  ISBuzz News

Malware is everywhere, infecting nearly one third of all computers in the world today. It's ready to do damage to you, your computer or your data in ways that ...

Massively invasive Italian spyware campaign found on Google Play  SC Magazine

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

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.

Pegasus Spyware Targets iOS, Android Devices in the US  PCMag

The Pegasus spyware strain, which can infect iOS and Android devices, appears to be targeting victims in the US, says Citizen Lab, a watchdog group at the ...

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

If you suspect your device has been tampered with, follow these steps.

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.

Governments must halt the spread of commercial spyware  Financial Times

This week's revelation that hackers exploited software vulnerabilities in the WhatsApp messaging platform to inject spyware developed by the Israeli technology ...

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 ...

Exodus Spyware Targets iPhones & Android Phones to Collect All of Your Personal Data  Techlicious

Exodus spyware, which was once just found on Android phones, has made the leap to iPhones. Find out more and use these tips will help keep your ...

Gun Nuts Guide To Privacy & Safety: Encryption, Virus & Spyware Protection - Part 3  AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

The way we prevent our devices from storing this information is to used modes known as private browsing. In Chrome, this mode is called "Incognito" mode, ...

The WhatsApp spyware story tells us that nothing is secure  The Guardian

The attack on the WhatsApp showed us spying is a thriving business.

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 ...

Government Spyware Vendor Left Customer, Victim Data Online for Everyone to See  Motherboard

The Germany-based spyware startup Wolf Intelligence exposed its own data, including surveillance target's information, passports scans of its founder and ...

Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware  The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his ...

Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says  The New York Times

LONDON — A Saudi dissident close to the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a lawsuit charging that an Israeli software company helped the royal ...

Israel gives 'Pegasus' spyware to countries like Saudi Arabia  Open Access Government

Israel sells 'Pegasus' spyware that tracks all online moves of an individual to countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE: Amnesty and New York University are filing a ...

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. The notorious state actor mobile ...

Tuning surveillance software with African faces | Opinion  Mail and Guardian

Western mainstream media has explored the vastly expanding domestic surveillance architecture in China, but has mostly ignored its growing global footprint in ...

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 ...

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