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Android Devices Phoning Home To China

So unsurprisingly a security researcher found some cheap Android devices phoning home to China when buying a phone to travel with. One of the phones seems to be Blu R1 HD, which is ‘Currently unavailable’ on Amazon.com and customers that bought it have received security update e-mails. Security researchers have uncovered a secret backdoor in […]

Topic: Malware, Privacy

Hacking Team Hacked – What You Need To Know

So the Internet has been blowing up for the last few days about an Italian information security company called Hacking Team getting pwned – they were already pretty famous for their software RCS (Remote Control Software) also known as Galileo. In modern digital communications, encryption is widely employed to protect users from eavesdropping. Unfortunately, encryption […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Legal Issues

UAE Telco Etisalat Installs Spyware On Users Blackberries

Now this is pretty disgusting behaviour from a national telco provider, but well is it really surprising in Dubai? For me..no it’s not. I’ve spent a reasonable amount of time in Dubai on various projects, and my first surprise was Flickr being blocked. Especially as Dubai is probably the most liberal place in the Middle […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware, Privacy

Julie Amero Spyware Case Finally Comes To An End

It’s a sad case when someone loses their career over an incident which was outside of their control, not everyone can be expected to keep their computers free of spyware and malware. It just doesn’t happen. Unfortunately for Julie Amero, she got some porn pop-ups at the wrong time in a class full of students. […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware

Massive Data Theft Operation Uncovered

UK Police have uncovered a fairly massive data theft operation with a total close to 8,500 victims. It’s quite worrying when things like this are uncovered as if 1 is uncovered or discovered…imagine how many aren’t found out about, just like exploits. British electronic-crime detectives are investigating a massive data theft operation that stole sensitive […]

Topic: Hacking News, Malware, Privacy

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