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Trojan Hardware

June 24, 2014

Consumer-grade electronics and software manufactured overseas may contain spyware and malware, according to testimony from a U.S. government official. This includes components for U.S. made electronics used by the government and the military.

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50 Arrests Made in Smartphone Spyware Probe

June 24, 2014

In sweeping raids conducted throughout the country last week, Romanian officials rounded up some 50 individuals accused of illegal espionage using an off-the-shelf product. Police have also arrested a 30-year old IT specialist accused of supplying the illegal software to suspects. According to Softpedia, he may have been reselling FlexiSPY, a product that advertises monitoring capabilities for a variety of smartphone platforms such as iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile.

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Buyer Beware: Android Security Study Cautions Users

June 24, 2014

A recent study has found that nearly 20% of the apps in the Android marketplace grant third-party applications access to private and/or sensitive data, according to CNET News.

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Cybercriminals Stalking and Eavesdropping with Cell Phone Software

June 24, 2014

A recent story on ABC's Good Morning America describes one woman's three year battle with a cyberstalker who secretly placed spy software on her cell phone.

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