Because states really will want to disarm
Governments must impose a global moratorium on the international spyware trade or face a world in which no mobile phone is safe from state-sponsored hackers, according to former spook Edward Snowden.
So it is not just a Chinese thing
Pre-installed malware has been discovered on another budget handset connected to Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.
Hacked 1,400 WhatsApp users
WhatsApp has alleged in new court filings that an Israeli spyware company used US-based servers and was “deeply involved” in carrying out mobile phone hacks of 1,400 WhatsApp users, including senior government officials, journalists, and human rights activists.
Following Android again
When the surveillance tool dubbed "Exodus" started appearing on Android, the Tame Apple Press made a big thing about how its favourite operating was safe.
Touchpoint Analytics Client reinvents giving.
HP, whose Christmas motto is "reinvent giving" has been installing a telemetry client on its customers’ computers — and it isn’t offering any warning, or asking permission.
Spyware uses rogue DVB-T
A security hole in smart TVs which allows a hacker to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting -- Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV has worried a Swiss cyber security expert.
Freedom from the spooks