Research in Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry which is popular with corporate users due to its secure management of mobile e-mail is vulnerable to 'legal' spyware that has been classified as a Trojan by several security vendors. RIM's BlackBerry has won significant market share in the corporate sector due to a perception that it is impervious to security attacks. But an updated version of the FlexiSPY application, considered a security threat by most IT security vendors, enables a remote attacker to tap into phone calls and e-mails sent to and from a Blackberry-enabled device. "This is the first [Trojan] for a BlackBerry we have ever seen," said Patrik Runald, senior security specialist with F-Secure. Marketed as a spyware device for BlackBerry phones, the FlexiSPY application by Bangkok-based manufacturer Vervata is sold on the premise that it can "spill BlackBerry secrets." Once physically installed on a mobile device, a remote user is given complete monitoring and access control. This … [Read more...] about BlackBerry ‘spyware’ can steal secrets
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Historians will look back at the past 20 years as a unique period, a time when there was great opportunity to see deep into the collective soul of entire societies because people’s online behavior was largely naked of any fears of being judged or monitored. Novelist Gabriel García Márquez wrote: “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” We once had insight into that secret world. People now go “dark” — ditching their natures, becoming self-monitored, self-critical, and second guessing themselves and everything around them, in the wake of the NSA disclosures and the enormous amount of corporate spying on individuals, so that they will buy more products. We lose far more than we gain. The individual and their search box was as sacrosanct as the communion box. You can see this in the search data that AOL released in 2006 as part of a research project. It anonymized 658,000 users but for the … [Read more...] about The loss of the unguarded self
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a 31-year-old in the US for allegedly selling StealthGenie spyware online. The law enforcement agency said Monday that Hammad Akbar was indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for operating InvoCode, which sells the spyware online. The StealthGenie app is able to monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on mobile phones without detection or the user's consent. According to the law enforcement agency, StealthGenie is able to: Record outgoing and incoming calls; Intercept calls to monitor them in real-time; Activate the phone and monitor all surrounding conversations within a 15-foot radius; Monitor email, SMS messages, voicemail and address book additions, as well as a smartphone's calendar, photographs, and videos. After spending a few minutes physically installing the spyware on the device, communications could be synchronized with a customer account so intercepted communications could be reviewed online … [Read more...] about FBI collars alleged mobile spyware seller
posted on 05 Aug 2016, 00:29 0 1. JC557 (Posts: 1870; Member since: 07 Dec 2011) Time to get Elliot from Mr. Robot on this... Maybe it could be a thing if there's a 3rd season (we just wrapped season 2 which featured hacking an Android phone used by the FBI) posted on 05 Aug 2016, 00:31 8 2. ibend (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014) they gave up.. posted on 05 Aug 2016, 00:34 0 3. Unordinary (unregistered) True. Good thing brute forcing iOS9++ wont work. posted on 05 Aug 2016, 02:47 0 14. AlikMalix (unregistered) If they so called "gave up" trying to find out how they did, then why isn't the process possible with newer iOS versions. Maybe they patched it quietly long time ago!!! posted on 05 Aug 2016, 08:53 1 20. imran86 (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Sep 2012) How do you know what's that process and that it's not possible with iOS 10? If you think it was brute forcing, That isn't even possible with older versions. 21. AlikMalix … [Read more...] about Comments for : Hack Apple and get paid as much as $200,000
posted on 01 Feb 2015, 21:18 9 1. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014) Well I can't cheat on my partner, because I don't have one :(. So no chance of that happening! posted on 01 Feb 2015, 23:40 0 12. aksa123 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2014) I know that feel bro *hugs* posted on 01 Feb 2015, 23:54 0 14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012) You should get one. Maybe you wouldn't be as crabby if you did. posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:46 1 22. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014) You are always trying to start a fight, aren't you? 23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012) Depends on my mood certain days tbh. 24. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014) Why would you want to fight... posted on 01 Feb 2015, 21:26 2 2. Derekjeter (Posts: 1337; Member since: 27 Oct 2011) Do you guys remember those hide texts apps on android and BLACKLIST on iPhone......lol they got my … [Read more...] about Comments for : Are our smartphones causing us to cheat on, or be cheated on by, our spouses or partners?
Have you ever peeked at your girlfriend's BlackBerry? Scrolled through call logs, text messages, e-mails? Perhaps your significant other has been spending too much time on the iPhone Facebook app reconnecting with old flames.Mobile gadgets have made spying all-too-easy, according to a recent survey by Retrevo, a consumer electronics shopping site. "Everyone's personal information is, more times than not, left sitting on the kitchen counter, readily available to 'curious' onlookers like spouses, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, significant others, or who knows, even nosy mothers-in-laws," writes Andrew Eisner, Retrevo's director of community and content.Retrevo surveyed 1,000 people about their sneaky ways. A whopping 38 percent of respondents under 25 years old said they found the chance to "eavesdrop" on their boyfriend's or girlfriend's e-mail simply too tempting. Even worse, of those that snooped, one in 10 found unfaithful behavior.Across all age groups, 28 percent have snooped … [Read more...] about Follow the Mobile Phone to Catch a Cheat
In 2003, Atir Raihan began work on a product that has gone on to gain infamy in the world's security industry. His idea: to build a spyware program for mobile phones that would allow people to catch a cheating spouse."I remember eight years ago, having a drink with friends and telling them about my personal situation. It involved infidelity with an old girlfriend," Raihan recalled recently. Wouldn't it be good, he thought, if there were a technology that could help him get to the bottom of it?Seeing a potential business opportunity, as well as a solution to his relationship dilemma, Raihan and his Thailand-based company, Flexispy, developed a product of the same name that can secretly track calls and texts made to and from a mobile phone.Flexispy can't be installed remotely, so the user has to get hold of the phone and download the software to the device. Once it's there, the program logs all texts and calls on the device. It can also allow a remote party to listen in on a … [Read more...] about Mobile spyware raises ethical, legal questions
A new study ties Facebook – and, by proxy, social networks in general – to increased divorce rates. While the write-up goes to a great deal of trouble to suggest that further work will be needed to prove that Facebook causes divorce, the report presents pretty damning evidence.I bring this up because the same proof points that make Facebook and other social networks a potential cause for divorce appear to apply to employee loyalty as well. Employees who use social networks heavily should therefore be far more likely to depart or share confidential information without approval than those who don't. We seem to be ignoring the risks that social networks represent. Perhaps it's time to revisit them. Facebook Use a Cause or Effect of Divorce (Or Both)The study was commissioned after anecdotal information from divorce attorneys showcased a reasonable expectation of causality. In other words: Since Facebook's launch, the divorce rate has increased, and … [Read more...] about Do Your Employees Use Facebook? You Might Have a Problem
As we've heard from numerous stories, people sometimes keep a lot of sensitive information on their cell phones. iPhones in particular hold a lot of potentially sensitive information, from text messages to searched locations on Google Maps. All of that can be extracted from an iPhone using a special Spy Stick.This $199 device connects to a Windows PC and uses it to download the data stored on the iPhone.From there, it can extract the following sorts of data: Get access to deleted information Download text messages and view calls made Recover deleted contacts and calendar items View pictures and other multimedia Get access to map history to see locations searched on the iPhone’s map with exact GPS coordinates Get access to notes, voice memos, multimedia files, and dynamic text dataThe iPhone information extracted can be saved on any computer and can be moved to other drives as a regular file.Brickhouse Security boasts that this little device has popular uses such as: Catch … [Read more...] about A USB Spy Stick Used to Snoop Out iPhone Data
No matter how good you are at what you do, a bad reputation can destroy your chance for success. That's as true of a multinational company as it is of an individual. Microsoft has introduced some killer products and services lately, but — except for a few notable exceptions such as Windows 7 and Kinect — adoption has been slow. How much does the company's bad reputation have to do with that, and is there anything they can do about it?By all logic, Microsoft should still be the dominant force in the tech world today. The company was first to market with a sophisticated smartphone (Windows Mobile), long before Apple or Google had an entry in that market. They introduced the idea of the tablet form factor (Windows XP Tablet PC Edition) way back in 2002 when the Apple iPad wasn't even a glimmer in Steve Jobs's eye. They were all about convergence of home computing and home entertainment (Windows XP Media Center Edition) long before anyone ever heard of Apple TV or Google TV. … [Read more...] about How can Microsoft clean up its bad reputation?