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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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A rise in spyware software found in Mobile Phones reports Digitpol  TechBizWeb.com

Digitpol reports a rise in discovered spyware found in Asian phones. Spyware is malicious software that is used to steal or broadcast information from a user's ...

What is Spyware?  Pulse Headlines

Spyware is a software which is as its name suggests is used to spy on people on their devices, laptop, and computers. Through Spyware software someone can.

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 ...

Lawsuit Claims Pegasus Spyware Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi  Threatpost

The lawsuit alleges that NSO Group violated international law by allowing Pegasus to be used by oppressive regimes to hunt dissidents and journalists.

Spyware is endangering people’s lives  The Asian Age

What they found was a form of spyware they had not yet seen, despite the fact that their entire job is to root out and counter such malicious tools.

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.

Report: Israel authorized NSO's sale of spyware to Saudi Arabia  Haaretz

Israel authorized cyber-company NSO to sell surveillance software to Saudi Arabia, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two former top U.S. security ...

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 ...

Saudi dissident sues iPhone spyware firm over Khashoggi communications surveillance  AppleInsider

Following a report in November that the Saudi government retained NSO Group to spy on dissidents, a new lawsuit says the kingdom used iPhone spyware to ...

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 ...

Researchers: Syrian Electronic Army targeting secure messaging app users with spyware | SC Media  SC Magazine

The Syrian Electronic Army has been investing heavily in a scheme to infect Android device users with a spyware tool hidden inside fake app updates.

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. The notorious state actor mobile ...

macOS Spyware | The Dangers of a Fake CryptoWallet Keylogger  Security Boulevard

We investigate a macOS keylogger targeting Exodus cryptocurrency asset manager. Learn what to look out for and how to avoid similar spyware attacks. In early ...

Should parents find out where their kids go by using spyware?  Alabama News Network

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham talks with us about crime—and punishment–and raising kids too. Including questions about parents searching ...

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

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, ...

Amnesty Seeks Revocation of Israeli Spyware's Export License  Bloomberg Law

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 ...

Israeli Exploit Developer Caught Negotiating Spyware Sales With Saudi Government  Techdirt

More ugly news has surfaced about Israeli malware developer NSO Group. Over the past year, investigations have uncovered sales of phone-targeting spyware ...

A friend of Jamal Khashoggi is suing an Israeli spyware firm for allegedly helping Saudi agents hack his phone  SF Gate

A friend of Jamal Khashoggi is suing an Israeli company for allegedly providing software used to hack into his phone. Montreal-based dissident Omar Abdulaziz ...

Washington must wake up to the abuse of software that kills  The Washington Post

Dictators are using spyware to persecute dissidents and journalists at an alarming rate, while the foreign firms that sell these tools assure the public that ...

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 ...

Israeli firm reached spyware deal with Saudi Arabia before political purge: Report  Middle East Eye

NSO Group offered Saudi intelligence latest system to hack mobiles just months before purge by crown prince in 2017, Israeli newspaper says.

Saudi Arabia tried Negotiating Purchase of Cell-Phone Spyware from Israel  SPAMfighter News

As per Haaretz daily's reporting, there has been an alleged negotiation by Saudi Arabia for the purchase of a sophisticated system, which aids in hacking mobile ...

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 ...

» Amnesty International Urges Revocation of Israeli Cyber Firm's Spyware License– IMEMC News  International Middle East Media Center

Amnesty International has called on the Israeli ministry of military affairs to suspend the license of a cyber firm which was reportedly in talks with Saudi Arabia, ...

Israeli spyware is helping repressive regimes in the Middle East oppress dissidents  VICE

The prominent Saudi dissident now living in exile near Montreal had been harassed by agents of the Saudi government before, and they'd even arrested his two ...

Russian Cozy Bear cyberspies awake from hibernation to sling spyware  The Daily Swig

They're baaack. A cyber-espionage campaign against numerous western targets has been blamed on a notorious Kremlin-linked group whose operations have ...

Ransomware Beats Viruses, Spyware as Leading Threat to SMBs  Small Business Computing

A recent survey of 2400 managed *service* providers serving SMBs found that their clients are vastly underestimating the ransomware threat.

'I spy' - Newspaper  DAWN.com

“IT'S not paranoia if they really are out to get you.” For Ahmed Mansour, a human rights activist hailing from the UAE, those are words to live by; after all, ...

Facebook Spyware, Credit Card Privacy – TMO Daily Observations 2018-12-06  The Mac Observer

Today is all privacy, talking Facebook spyware and how to keep your credit card safe, with Andrew Orr, Charlotte Henry, & host Kelly Guimont.

Foreign Country Using Fake App to Scam People  Komando

The Syrians are using Fake versions of popular apps to scam you.

Ex-cyber chief: Khashoggi hacking irrelevant for Israeli spyware sales  The Jerusalem Post

Just because a country has misused cyber technology sold to it by Israel does not necessarily preclude the future sale of advanced cyber tools to that country, ...

Israeli spyware 'Pegasus' alleged of facilitating Khashoggi's murder  Internatinal Centre For Investigative Reporting

NSO, an Israeli spyware company, one of Israel's biggest cybersecurity companies, with a staff of 600, has been ensnared in controversy after allegations that its ...

Hackers hit global government and defense firms with cyber espionage campaign, McAfee says  Yahoo Finance UK

Hackers infiltrated dozens of companies around the world with advanced malicious software that extracted information from their systems, according to McAfee.

Israeli spyware firm denies alleged link to Saudi journalist's killing  Israel Hayom

An Israeli company known for its sophisticated phone surveillance technology on Monday rejected accusations that its snooping software was used to track ...

Colleagues of Slain Mexican Journalist Investigating Cartels Targeted by Government-Linked Spyware  Latino USA

MEXICO: Following the 2017 killing of journalist Javier Valdez, his friends and colleagues were targeted with government-linked spyware according to a Citizen ...

Lenovo CEO reiterates strict security is paramount amid spyware claims  The National

Exclusive: Chinese company's chief executive says US reports are baseless after firm posts a revenue of $13.4bn, up 14 per cent year-on-year in the second ...

iPhone Spyware Used to Attack Saudi Dissidents  The Mac Observer

The Saudi regime is known for attacking Saudi dissidents, and iPhone spyware could have helped them do so with the help of NSO Group.

Audit shows no signs of Chinese spy chips in hardware, says Supermicro  Irish Examiner

Computer chip maker Supermicro has told customers an investigation into claims Chinese spyware had been inserted into its hardware has found no evidence ...

A new Bitcoin scam: bomb threats wreak panic in the US  2-spyware.com

It seems like cybercriminals behind sextortion scams decided to go for extremes, as the new scam email campaign focuses on the hoax bomb threats.

Due to unprotected database, Kars4Kids suffered from the data breach  2-spyware.com

Kars4Kids data breach exposed 21 612 records filled with personally identifiable information. The New Jersey-based donation *service* Kars4Kids has become ...

Russian "IT consultants" making money by scamming ransomware victims  2-spyware.com

Russian scammers are charging ransomware victims for the alleged decryption *service*. It seems that Russian consultancy firm Dr. Shifro is scamming ...

Russian Supreme Court partially legalizes spyware  RAPSI

MOSCOW, November 27 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia has proposed not to punish people using spyware if such equipment had been bought for ...

The government's encryption laws finally passed despite concerns over security  The Conversation AU

Both the Coalition and Labor agreed to new laws that will give law enforcement agencies the power to access encrypted systems.

Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Accused Of Helping Saudis Spy On Khashoggi  WCAI

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: A lot of countries have a stake in figuring out the truth behind the death of Jamal Khashoggi. He was a U.S. resident. He died inside ...

Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to killing  CNN

In his public writings, Jamal Khashoggi's criticism of Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was measured. In private, the Washington Post ...

UNNAMED1989 WeChat ransomware authors get arrested by Chinese police  2-spyware.com

Chinese authorities arrested a 22-year-old perpetrator on December 5th. Tencent and Qihoo 360 security researchers helped Chinese police to find the culprit ...

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 ...

Hamas: Botched Israeli Mission In Gaza Aimed At Installing Spyware  The Media Line

According to Hamas' deputy chief in the Gaza Strip, Israeli special forces uncovered in the Palestinian enclave last week were attempting to install spyware.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

MeWe is the No. 1 trending social media site  AZ Big Media

MeWe announced it is now the leading social network challenging the social media status quo. In December it has ranked multiple days as the No. 1 Trending ...

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

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

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.

House panel verdict: Equifax data breach was  2-spyware.com

A 14-month long Equifax data breach investigation came to an end; report published. On Monday, a House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and ...

Friends of slain writer Jamal Khashoggi, other foreigners, are being watched in the US  Miami Herald

Friends of slain writer Jamal Khashoggi as well as other foreign nationals in the U.S., are beign spied on by their home countries. There's little the U.S. can do ...

The British Library recorded every keystroke it took to write this novel - now the data is out  The Bookseller

C M Taylor teaches on the Publishing Degree at Oxford International Centre for Publishing. He's also a freelance editor and an author who has been nominated ...

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 ...

Millions of USPS users' data leaked due to a security vulnerability  2-spyware.com

Yesterday, KrebsOnSecurity announced that he was contacted by a researcher who found a critical security vulnerability in the United States Postal *Service* ...

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, ...

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.

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.

Sextortion scams lead to infiltration of an infamous GandCrab  2-spyware.com

Sextortion email scams are used to spread Azorult trojan horse leading to GandCrab ransomware. Sextortion email scams started as a money generating tactics ...

Android 'Triout' spyware with extensive surveillance capabilities unearthed by Bitdefender  The INQUIRER

A NEW STRAIN of Android spyware is capable of recording most interactions on an infected phone and sending them to a command and control centre, security ...

Iranian hackers found guilty for launching SamSam ransomware attack  2-spyware.com

The Department of Justice announced about the criminals who were found guilty of spreading SamSam ransomware. The United States Department of Justice ...

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.

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 ...

A Linux Noob Reviews: The Deepin 15.8 Installer  Forbes

Welcome to a new series here at Forbes that zeroes in on your very first experience with a new desktop Linux operating system: the installer. Let's check out ...

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.

Hacked Target's Twitter account used in Bitcoin mining scam  2-spyware.com

Bitcoin mining scam strikes again: Target's Twitter account hacked. It seems that scammers found a new way to trick their victims - they have started.

Google+ to shut down early due to API bug that affected 52,5M users  2-spyware.com

Google came under scrutiny when back in October the industry giant revealed that a bug in the Google+ API exposed data of 500,000 users, due to which the ...

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 ...

Ethiopia has no jailed journalists in 2018, the first since 2004  Quartz

Ethiopia has long had a reputation as one of the worst jailers of journalists in the world, at one point reportedly holding 18 reporters at one time in detention.

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.

Outlaw group uses botnet for scanning, cryptomining and brute-forcing  2-spyware.com

Security researchers from Trend Micro published a report about a new botnet malware distributed by so-called Outlaw hacking group, which previously ...

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 ...

Do spycam detector mobile apps really work? Developers and experts weigh in  The News Minute

After hidden cameras were found in a Chennai women's hostel, the District Collector asked women to use mobile spycam detection apps. But will these apps ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

Netanyahu: “Horrific” Khashoggi Murder Balanced by Saudi Influence in Middle East  CTech

Addressing foreign journalists Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul “horrific ...

Israeli Spyware May Have Helped Khashoggi Killers, Snowden Says  Bloomberg

Israel-based NSO Group Ltd. may have helped Saudi Arabia track and kill government critic Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul last month, ...

King iPhone Hacker NSO Group Robbed By Employee -- Spyware On Dark Web Sale For $50 Million, Israel Claims  Forbes

Israeli firm's surveillance tools stolen by an insider, who tried to flog the software and its source code for up to $50 million in cryptocurrencies, according to an ...

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.

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 ...

Fiji's Latest News and Sports website  Fijivillage

The Fiji Financial Intelligence Unit has noticed a continuous rise in cases of individuals and businesses falling victim to email compromise and spoofing scams.

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 ...

WeChat ransomware attack: over 100 000 computer infections in four days  2-spyware.com

WeChat ransomware is the latest threat spreading across China. Experts are warning that it has already affected more than 100 000 computers since December ...

'Dear Bloomberg, you still owe everyone a retraction, explanation or some proof'  The Daily Swig

Top infosec trends in the social media spotlight this week.

WebCobra - Russian origin crypto-malware mines Monero and Zcash  2-spyware.com

Security experts from McAfee Labs examined a sample of WebCobra – Russian cryptojacking malware that exploits users' machines to mine Monero or Zcash.

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.

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