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Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case

Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with U.S. prosecutors. Hutchins, a British national who goes by the online handle MalwareTech, was arrested in August 2017 as he was due to fly back to the U.K. following the ...

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group ‘re-acquired’ by founders

The NSO Group is an Israeli firm that has long marketed itself as a "cyber warfare" company, selling mobile surveillance technology to governments that include notoriously corrupt human rights abusers. One of these is Mexico, where NSO spyware played a key role in targeting teachers and journalists, and missing students.

On Thursday, NSO ...

Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition

Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to issue “technical notices” — a nice way of forcing companies — even websites — operating in Australia to ...

Another popular privacy app in the Mac App Store caught stealing users’ browser history

Trend Micro makes popular apps for cleaning up systems and guarding against malware infection. At least one of its offerings in the Mac App Store uploads user data for reasons unknown, including web browsing history. This is very much like last week's ... ...

‘Adware Doctor’ Mac app secretly steals your browsing history and sends it to China

09.08.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you have the Adware Doctor app installed on your Mac, you should uninstall it ASAP. Despite ranking as the top paid utility app in the Mac App Store, Adware Doctor is actually spyware that secretly collects data and sends it to servers in China, a... ...

Mobile spyware maker leaks 2 million records

mSpy, a commercial spyware solution designed to help you spy on kids and partners, has leaked over 2 million records including software purchases and iCloud usernames and authentication tokens of devices running mSky. The data appears to have come from an unsecured database that allowed security researchers to pull out millions of records. “Before it ...

ShutUp10 makes using Windows 10 a whole lot more pleasant

I’m now the proud owner of a Microsoft Surface Go with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. It’s by no means a power house (I’ll have a review for you sometime next week that addresses my user experience,) but it’s more than capable of allowing me to get wor... ...

The company you hired to snoop on your kids’ phones uploaded all their data to an unprotected website

As you might imagine, Spyfone is a company that offers to spy on other peoples' phones for you: its major market is parents and bosses who infect and surveil the phones their kids/minions use, peeking on their texts, emails, Facebook messages, passwo... ...