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

Winter…the 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.

Who’s 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 you’re suddenly starving. In most instances, computers usually act up due to lack of care by its owners. Here are four computer tips that’ll keep you up and running smoothly.

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Ethiopia targets activists with Israeli spyware: Report
The government of Ethiopia has "apparently" employed spyware purchased from an Israeli defence contractor to spy on independent journalists and dissidents living outside of the country, a recent report has revealed. Israel's CyberBit Solutions Ltd sold ...


Israeli firm's spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents: Canadian group
The emails included a link to a malicious website impersonating an Eritrean video portal, which asked targets to download an Adobe Flash software update bundled with Cyberbit's spyware, according to Citizen Lab. Researchers analyzed logs on servers ...
Exposed: Ethiopia's nefarious, comically bungled spyware campaignArs Technica
Ethiopia using Israeli spyware to spy on dissidents, journalistsCyberScoop
Spyware campaign targeted Ethiopian dissidents in US, other countriesThe Hill
The Times of Israel -JURIST -The Citizen Lab
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Ethiopia is spying on Oromo opposition members using Israeli ...
Ethiopia's government has been doubling down on its efforts to surveil its critics, bringing the long arm of the state into the foreground and its resolve to sabotage opposition figures and media outlets. A new report published by the Citizen Lab at ...
Spyware is being used to spy on Ethiopian dissidents – VOAZegabi

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Evidence That Ethiopia Is Spying on Journalists Shows Commercial Spyware Is Out of Control
Our team reverse-engineered the malware used in this instance, and over time this allowed us to positively identify the company whose spyware was being employed by Ethiopia: Cyberbit Solutions, a subsidiary of the Israel-based homeland security company ...
Ethiopia Allegedly Spied on Security Researcher With Israel-Made SpywareMotherboard
Ethiopia Used Israeli-made Surveillance Technology to Spy on Journalists, DissidentsCTech
Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive SurveillanceHuman Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch (press release)
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Voice of America

Report: Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks
Voice of America
Since 2016, the Ethiopian government has targeted dissidents and journalists in nearly two dozen countries with spyware provided by an Israeli software company, according to a new report from Citizen Lab, a research and development group at the ...
Ethiopian Dissidents Targeted with New Commercial Spyware – Reportnazret.com

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We Live Security (blog)

StrongPity2 spyware replaces FinFisher in MitM campaign – ISP involved?
We Live Security (blog)
Continuing our research into FinFisher – the infamous spyware known also as FinSpy and sold to governments and their agencies worldwide – we noticed that the FinFisher malware in our previously-documented campaign, which had strong indicators of ...

Yahoo News

Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware
Yahoo News
Addis Ababa (AFP) - As soon as Ethiopian opposition activist Henok Gabisa read the email, he knew something was not right. With the subject line "Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be saved?", the message seemed tailor-made for him. Yet the US-based ...

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New York Times

Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.
New York Times
In his complaint, Mr. Reetz-Laiolo, who is also a writer, claims that Ms. Cline plagiarized phrases and scene structures from him that appear in “The Girls,” and used spyware to read his email and other personal documents. Ms. Cline's publisher and ...
Scott Rudin Dragged Into Plagiarism Battle Over Film He's Not MakingHollywood Reporter
Emma Cline's Ex-Boyfriend Is Suing Her For Alleged Plagiarism, And Everything About It Will Infuriate YouBustle
How the Lawyer David Boies Turned a Young Novelist's Sexual Past Against HerThe New Yorker

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HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs
Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered by Computer World ...
HP Alleged Spyware Just Routine Program, Company ConfirmsLaptop Mag
HP 'spyware' could be slowing down your laptop or PCTechRadar
HP Caught Installing Spyware on Windows 10 PCs Without PermissionExtremeTech
PCMag -The INQUIRER -HP -Computerworld
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Ethiopia Deployed Israeli-Made Spyware Against Dissidents
Once it infects a system, it can harvest VOIP calls, files, emails and log keystrokes on a computer, among other invasive functions. PSS software control panel, as displayed in Cyberbit's marketing materials. Citizen Lab questioned whether Israeli ...
Ethiopian hackers accidentally exposed their spyware campaign targeting dissidents in 20 countriesInternational Business Times UK

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