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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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Mexican privacy watchdog criticizes government over spyware  Washington Post

Mexico's privacy watchdog says the Attorney General's Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government's use of powerful Israeli ...

Triout Android spyware affects 50 million users: Report  Deccan Chronicle

Triout Android spyware framework makes a comeback, abusing app with 50 million downloads.

NSO Group founders buy back their spyware company  CyberScoop

The founders of NSO Group, a controversial Israeli spyware vendor, said Thursday that they had re-acquired the company from private equity firm Francisco ...

Are shadowy agents targeting Canadians who criticize an Israeli spyware firm?  Global News

NSO Group is fighting three lawsuits that allege its spyware was used to monitor journalists, activists and a friend of Jamal Khashoggi in Canada.

News Spyware firm buyout reaffirms urgent need for justice for targeted activists  Amnesty International

Novalpina NSO buyout does not change the need for accountability for past surveillance abuses.

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 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 ...

Lux to review due diligence over spyware firm human rights questions  Delano.lu

Luxembourg is considering new due diligence legislation for companies based there, after spyware developed by an Israeli firm headquartered in Kirchberg was ...

Cybercriminals bundle anti-censorship app with spyware framework  SC Magazine

An app that's supposed to help users access censored websites was secretly bundled with the Triout Android spyware framework last year.

Sheryl Sandberg: The Teens 'Consented' to Putting Facebook Spyware on Their Phones  Gizmodo

On Tuesday, news broke via TechCrunch that Facebook ran a sketchy “Research” program involving paid participants who downloaded an app onto their ...

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 ...

Researchers: Remexi spyware campaign targeted diplomatic institutions based in Iran  SC Magazine

A cyberespionage campaign targeted foreign diplomatic organizations in Iran late last year, with the goal of infecting victims with Remexi malware.

6 people who confronted Israeli spyware firm targeted in stings  Arutz Sheva

Six people who have challenged an Israeli spyware firm have been targeted by people using false identities in an apparent attempt to extract information and ...

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.

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.

Cyber-Attacks Target Foreign Diplomats in Iran Using Locally-Produced Spyware  Al-Bawaba

The Remexi malware began an operation to target foreign diplomats in Iran using locally-produced spyware linked to a Farsi-speaking hacking group named ...

Cyber espionage group targets embassies with spyware  ITWeb

Kaspersky Lab detects attempts to infect foreign diplomatic entities in Iran with Homebrew spyware.

The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2019  PCMag.com

Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party security apps are more effective at keeping you safe.

PayPal Processes Payments for ‘Stalkerware’ Software Sold to Abusive Partners  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.

Big Tech Vs. Big Privacy Lawsuits  Fortune

Jay Edelson grew up poor among rich kids outside Boston. He seethes at the recollection of other boys smashing their $200 tennis rackets he could not afford, ...

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.

America 'One Of 45 Countries' Infected By Uber-Powerful Israeli Smartphone Spyware  Forbes

Some of the world's most sophisticated Android and iPhone spyware has been found floating around America for the first time. It's one of as many as 45 ...

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

We're living in the golden age of spyware and government hacking, with companies rushing to join a blossoming billion dollar market. The weakest among ...

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.

LuminosityLink spyware mastermind gets 30 months in the clink, forfeits $725k in Bitcoin  The Register

A programmer who wrote and sold software that backdoored PCs so they could be remotely controlled has been jailed for 30 months – and forced to give up his ...

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.

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.

InvisiMole spyware hunting for secrets while staying deep in the shadows  We Live Security

Hunting for secrets from high-profile targets while staying in the shadows. This is the modus operandi of the two malicious components of InvisiMole. They turn ...

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, ...

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.

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.

How to make sure no one is spying on your computer  Popular Science

When spyware sneaks onto your system, it can secretly log everything you do on your computer. Here's how to spot and remove this type of software.

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 ...

When governments turn spyware on citizens  Axios

A new report shows that a military contractor has likely sold spyware to repressive regimes. But the study's authors and other experts differ on how to stop the ...

How Yellow Jacket Broadband is providing fast wireless internet in the US  PC-Tablet

Wifi has always been a necessity which every household in America has been accustomed to. Making life almost impossible without such advanced technology ...

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.

Spyware Company Exposed ‘281 Gigabytes’ of Children’s Photos Online  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.

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.

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.

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, ...

7 tips to protect yourself from malicious software, spyware  Fin24

Malicious software, spyware and key loggers are three ways cyber criminals use to obtain sensitive information from unsuspecting consumers.

How a man's bargain laptop landed him and his friends in court for unpaid bills  Mirror Online

Larson saw great deal on a laptop, bought one, tried it out, then told his friends about it - only for them to end up in court thanks to this shocking scam.

Israel approved sale of spyware software to Saudi Arabia  Software Testing News

Israeli authorities approved the sale of a spyware software from NSO Group to Saudi Arabia in order to spy on Saudi dissidents.

CPJ Safety Advisory: Pegasus spyware used to target journalists, civil society  CPJ Press Freedom Online

In a report published on September 18, Citizen Lab said it had detected Pegasus, a spyware created for mobile devices, in over 45 countries. Pegasus, which ...

Trump announces US Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is his new choice for UN envoy  KVAL

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump has announced US Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is his new choice for UN envoy.

Sensitive internal Facebook emails published by UK parliament detail use of its free iOS ‘spyware’ VPN and more  9to5Mac

The UK parliament has today publicly shared secret internal Facebook emails that cover a wide-range of the company's tactics related to its free iOS VPN app ...

Khashoggi Friend Sues Israeli Spyware Firm Over the Journalist's Murder  Fortune

A Saudi dissident filed suit in a Tel Aviv court against NSO Group, a company whose spyware allegedly helped Saudi Arabia track and ultimately kill journalist ...

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 ...

Drug Kingpin Used Spyware to Monitor His Wife and Mistress, Jurors Told  The New York Times

An I.T. expert working for the drug lord known as El Chapo helped the F.B.I. obtain intimate — and incriminating — text messages he wrote to the women.

Khashoggi Friend Says Israeli Spyware Played Role in His Killing  VOA News

An Israeli software company calls the allegation that its spyware played a part in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "unfounded." A fellow Saudi ...

Saudi agents are reportedly secretly installing spyware onto people's phones to track critics abroad  INSIDER

Researchers at Citizen Lab found that outspoken Saudi critic Omar Abdulaziz was targeted with the spyware in June after clicking on a link purporting to be from ...

Amnesty International staff targeted with malicious spyware  Amnesty International

An Amnesty International staff member has been targeted by a sophisticated surveillance campaign, in what the organization suspects was a deliberate attempt ...

Snowden: Israeli firm's spyware was used to track Khashoggi  Haaretz

Edward Snowden said on Tuesday that software from the Israeli firm NSO Group Technologies was used to help track the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal ...

Virus Bulletin 2018: Saudi Dissident Spyware Attack Belies Bigger Threat  Threatpost

A spyware attack on a Saudi dissident living in Canada made headlines this week, but Citizen Lab warns that simpler attacks are the real epidemic.

Edward Snowden: Israeli spyware was used to track and eventually kill Jamal Khashoggi  INSIDER

Saudi critic Omar Abdulaziz — a close associate of Jamal Khashoggi — reportedly had his smartphone targeted by Israeli spyware this year.

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: Israeli spyware helping dictatorships track dissidents, minorities  The Times of Israel

From Indonesia to Qatar to Mexico, investigation by Haaretz finds Israeli firms continue to sell their products to governments even where there is evidence of ...

Spyware service mSpy leaks 'millions' of sensitive records  The INQUIRER

MOBILE SPYING *SERVICE* mSpy has leaked millions of sensitive records belonging to its customers, according to security researcher Nitish Shah via Krebs on ...

Amnesty International Seeks Revocation of Israeli Spyware’s Export License  Bloomberg

Amnesty International says an Israeli cyber company's spyware has been turned against its staff, and it's trying to force the Israeli Defense Ministry to revoke the ...

Saudi Arabia doesn't officially recognize Israel, but its hackers are reportedly using Israeli spyware to target dissidents in foreign countries  INSIDER

Canadian research laboratory Citizen Lab says it found Israeli spyware on a Saudi dissident and Canadian asylee's phone. The lab reports the spyware made ...

Windows .exe file used to infect Macs with data-stealing malware  2-spyware.com

The malicious .exe file is downloaded from torrent sites, avoids Gatekeeper's detection. Security researchers from Trend Micro detected the new string of Mac ...

Spyware on phone fears as Dutton pushes new security laws  The Sydney Morning Herald

A push to compel Australia's telecommunications companies to install spyware on customers' phones under broad new security plans could be "severely ...

Israeli spyware used by foreign states to target dissidents, LGBTQ citizens: Report  Middle East Eye

Countries buying Israeli technology have used it to spy on and blackmail members of LGBTQ community, Haaretz newspaper reports.

Red Shell ‘spyware’ caught in PC games and several studios take it out  Polygon

About 20 PC games — including The Elder Scrolls Online and Conan Exiles — have removed a piece of third-party spyware tracking users' activity outside of ...

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

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

Australia's spyware law could expose phones to exploitation, business group warns  The Guardian

Peter Dutton warned bid to boost government's surveillance powers could give criminals more tools.

MobSTSPY spyware weaseled its way into Google Play | SC Media  SC Magazine

Once again a spyware disguised as Android applications has made its way into the Google Play store with some of the malicious apps being downloaded more.

WhatsApp under threat! 'OwnMe' Android spyware could leak critical data, private chats  Business Today

The information that passes through WhatsApp makes it a preferred target for cyber attacks. *Fresh* in the line of such attacks is a new strain of Android spyware ...

Lenovo and ZTE shares hit by spyware row  BBC News

Shares in Chinese tech giants Lenovo and ZTE have fallen sharply after a media report that Beijing had inserted spying devices into US computers. Unnamed ...

Amnesty International staff targeted by Israeli-made 'Pegasus' spyware  The INQUIRER

OF ALL THE ORGANISATIONS to snoop on, do-gooders Amnesty International would not be at the top of our lists. However, the human rights organisation said ...

New and updated apps in Google Play will need to support Android 9 Pie by the end of 2019  9to5Google

Back in 2017, Google set out to improve Android apps by mandating they target a certain API level. The Google Play Android Pie requirement...

Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists and religious minorities  The New Arab

Gulf states are using Israeli-made spyware to target activists and religious minorities at home and abroad, a new report from Citizen Lab has revealed.

South African phones targeted by notorious 'governments only' spyware  Mail & Guardian

Electronic devices infected with Pegasus, a notorious spyware program sold only to governments, have been discovered in South Africa. The spyware ...

Probable Russian spyware discovered in Latvia's Interior Ministry system  Eng.Lsm.lv

The IT systems of Latvia's Interior Ministry have been affected by spyware, probably of Russian origin, reported LTV's De facto investigative news show ...

Viruses, Spyware, and Malware: What's the Difference?  PCMag UK

The best antivirus software protects you from far more kinds of malware than just viruses. Here's everything you need to know about the spyware, trojans, ...

Time to cover your webcam? This stealthy spyware records video and audio  ZDNet

Sneaky malware is highly targeted and goes out the way to avoid detection - and nobody knows how it infects its victims.

Epic Games' founder slams spyware rumors  WRAL Tech Wire

CARY -- Worried that Epic Games through its new online store could be collecting personal data on you without your knowledge? Well, don't rush to any.

UAE used Israeli spyware 'to target Qatari emir, Saudi prince'  Al Jazeera English

Emails obtained by the New York Times appear to show purchase of software created by Israeli NSO group.

Spyware hijacks smartphones, threatens journalists around the world  Columbia Journalism Review

In May 2016, the Mexican investigative journalist Sebastián Barragán was working on an explosive story. An anonymous source had sent Aristegui Noticias, the ...

“OwnMe” Android Spyware Can Access Your WhatsApp Texts, Call Logs, Browsing History  Fossbytes

A security researcher from ESET has announced that he has unearthed new Android-based spyware that is capable of accessing the Whatsapp database and ...

The Spyware That Brought Down El Chapo’s Drug Empire  The Atlantic

For months, the FBI listened as Mexico's infamous drug kingpin allegedly trafficked drugs and arranged assassinations. Here's how.

Most dangerous types of spyware: How to choose the best anti-spyware  KnowTechie

Any type of spyware on your computer can be deadly, but there are some types that can really cause you to have a bad day. When phishing attacks and Trojan ...

When 'Grandma-Proof' Android Spyware Is Good Enough For International Espionage  Forbes

Android and iOS malware found in Pakistan harvesting a remarkable amount of sensitive government data.

New BondPath Android Spyware Retrieves Chat Data From Messaging Apps  Security Intelligence

Researchers uncovered an Android spyware family called BondPath that is capable of retrieving chats from several mobile messaging apps while spying on ...

Gamers: Is Red Shell 'spyware' being used in the games you play?  CSO Online

Some game developers use Red Shell to fingerprint gamers for marketing purposes, and gamers are not happy, forcing many to remove it.

Israeli spyware traces found in 45 countries  The Arab Weekly

Internet watchdog Citizen Lab identifies notorious spyware infections linked to Israeli NSO Group in countries around the globe.

UAE used Israeli spyware to gather intel on Qatari royals, lawsuits claim  Haaretz

Lawsuits filed against the Israeli-based NSO Group allege its software was used to spy on political agitators locally and overseas and that the Emirates asked to ...

Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: Spyware theft case offers a cautionary tale for encryption debate  The Washington Post

THE KEY. The lock screen of an Apple iPhone 6 is seen in Columbia, S.C., on Feb. 20, 2016. (Erik S. Lesser/EPA). Even companies that specialize in selling ...

Lenovo $8.3M Spyware Class Action Settlement Gets Initial OK  Bloomberg Law

Lenovo Group Ltd. can move ahead with an $8.3 million settlement to end a class action that its ad software exposed customer laptops to performance, privacy, ...

Patches remove spyware from Civilization VI, other games  Boing Boing

The game Civilization VI contained Red Shell, a spyware application that tracks what ads players are looking at, among other things. It's now gone after a new ...

Android Pie Support Mandatory For Apps In 2019;Details  iGyaan Network

Google will make it compulsory for Android apps to support Android Pie API in the year 2019, making the OS more secure. Get full details.

At Apple’s request, Facebook is removing its spyware-like Onavo VPN app from the App Store  9to5Mac

Update: In a statement to TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino, Apple says it is committed to protecting user privacy: “We work hard to protect user privacy and data ...

‘Never again?’ It’s already happening.  The Washington Post

Because I write books about Soviet history, and because I often speak about them to U.S. or European audiences, I am frequently forced to confront the problem ...

InvisiMole Is a Complex Spyware That Can Take Pictures and Record Audio  BleepingComputer

Security researchers from ESET have discovered a complex piece of spyware that was used sparingly in the last five years to infect and spy on a very small ...

Attackers targeting World Cup fans with 'Golden Cup' Android app loaded with spyware  IT PRO

"Cyber terrorists" behind a campaign targeting Israeli soldiers have shifted their focus to civilians by exploiting the 2018 World Cup.

New Mac malware Cookieminer is capable of stealing crypto wallet data  2-spyware.com

The new Mac threat can steal cookies related to cryptocurrency wallets and then drop crypto-miner on the system to maximize profits. Security researchers at ...

NASA, SpaceX OK 1st test flight of crew capsule next week  KGAN TV

NASA and SpaceX on Friday approved a first test flight next week of the new commercial Dragon capsule designed for crew. No one will be aboard, only an ...

A Journalist Was Killed in Mexico. Then His Colleagues Were Hacked.  The New York Times

Text messages sent to them were infected with a spyware that the Mexican government bought from an Israeli cyber arms dealer, according to a forensic ...

Kaspersky Helped NSA Catch Spyware Leaker (Report)  Tom's Guide

Kaspersky Lab told the NSA about an American NSA contractor who tried to contact the Russian antivirus firm, a new report says.

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