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New Mac spyware found on Angolan activist's computer
Previously unknown Mac OS X spyware signed with a valid Apple Developer ID has turned up on the laptop of an activist from Angola at a human rights conference in Norway. Security researcher and privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum found the spyware on the activist's Mac at the Oslo Freedom Forum earlier this week. The activist's computer was compromised as a result of a spear phishing attack ...
Developer-signed Mac spyware found on Angolan activist's computer
Previously unknown Mac OS X spyware signed with a valid Apple Developer ID has turned up on the laptop of an activist from Angola at a human rights conference in Norway. Security researcher and privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum found the spyware on the activist’s Mac at the Oslo Freedom Forum earlier this week. The activist’s computer was compromised as a result of a spear phishing attack ...
Researchers find Malay-language GE13 document with spyware says report
KUALA LUMPUR May 3 — Computer spyware was found recently in a Bahasa Malaysia Microsoft Word document that purportedly discusses Election 2013 candidates according to IT security researchers Citizen Lab. In the “For Their Eyes Only” report released on May 1 the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said the word document installs FinSpy spyware ...
Saarbrücken computer scientists' anti-spyware app crosses 1 million downloads
( Saarland University ) Applications on smartphones and tablets are frequently doing more than they appear to. Unnoticed by their owner these apps reveal his current location or spy on contact details. To address this issue Saarland University computer scientists developed an anti-spyware app. As of today the app has been downloaded more than a million times. The app has now been enhanced so ...
New Mac spyware found in the Oslo Freedom Forum
One surprise is that the new spyware found on Oslo Freedom Forum members' systems has a valid Apple Developer ID.
Computer scientists' anti-spyware app surpasses one million downloads
"We considered such an app necessary. But we all were surprised by its actual success" explains Michael Backes professor for Information Security and Cryptography at Saarland University and scientific director at the Center for IT-Security Privacy and Accountability (CISPA). Last July his spin-off Backes SRT provided the app as a free download. With "SRT Appguard" users can supervise apps ...
New Mac spyware discovered at Oslo conference
Today security firm F-Secure announces the discovery of a new Mac-based spyware program the latest in what has become a small but growing trend. Attacks have previously affected Apple itself as well as users in the wild. The latest problem was discovered at a recent conference in Oslo Norway. The Oslo Freedom Forum an event that is designed around the world's most influential dissidents ...
German police hope to use new spyware
German investigators are hoping to gain greater access to telecommunications data in order to combat terrorism. But there is controversy over the spyware they want to use to keep tabs on private computers.
Mozilla Targets Spyware Masquerading as Firefox
Mozilla has issued a cease-and-desist letter against a company that is masking its spyware products to make it look as if it's actually Mozilla's Firefox browser.
UK company's spyware 'used against Bahrain activist' court papers claim
Human rights groups hope email evidence can force review of export controls on surveillance equipment Spy technology from a UK-based company was used to target a British citizen who became a leading light in Bahrain's Arab spring according to documents filed in the high court. The witness statement of Dr Ala'a Shehabi is seen by human rights groups as crucial in their attempt to force the ...
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