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Budget phones in the US come with spyware
Published in News


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.

WhatsApp sues Israeli spyware company
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 01 May 2020 12:04

WhatsApp sues Israeli spyware company


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.

Apple gets Exodus spyware
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 11:47

Apple gets Exodus spyware


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.

HP installing spyware driver on hardware
Published in News
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:31

HP installing spyware driver on hardware


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.

Smart TV’s vulnerable to wireless hack
Published in News
Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:00

Smart TV’s vulnerable to wireless hack


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.

Friday, 21 November 2014 14:53

Amnesty releases anti-government spyware

y exclamation 

Freedom from the spooks