Category: Tracking

Mobile security, Tracking, Virus & Malware

Targeted Spyware Apps for Android Eradicated by Google

July 28, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

Google’s Android Security has found and blocked a series of targeted spyware apps, part of the Lipizzan malware family, believed to have been developed for cyber espionage. Although the apps seemed to have a benign behavior at first, a second […]

Mobile security, Tracking

Watch out for the Android malware that snoops on your phone

July 21, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Android users have a new strain of malware to worry about – one that sits in the background of infected devices and causes all kinds of trouble. SophosLabs detects it as Andr/Dropr-FH, but others are calling it GhostCtrl. On the surface, it looks […]


What does looking under the hood of your browser reveal about you?

June 23, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Imagine you’re running a nonprofit site dedicated to keeping seniors safe online. You write articles about conmen bilking people out of their life savings, romance scams, identity theft and the like. One day, somebody recommends a chat app called Tawk […]


Russian intelligence group used spyware on Instagram

June 9, 2017

Via: The Hill

Hackers associated with the Russian government used Instagram to control malware used in attacks, according to a new report. Researchers at Eset found that Turla, a well-known group believed to be affiliated with Russian intelligence, designed a malicious extension for the […]


More and more apps equipped with ultrasonic tracking capability

May 3, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Researchers have found 234 Android applications that are constantly listening for ultrasonic beacons in the background, allowing companies to track users’ current location or their habits – without the users’ knowledge. They also found four stores in two European cities […]


Consumer spyware: a serious threat with a different threat model

April 25, 2017

Via: Virus Bulletin

We all know the risks of having a device infected with malware: an anonymous adversary far away can encrypt your files and hold them to ransom; they can steal your personal data and sell it online; or they can steal […]


Bose Accused Its Headphones Spy on Users

April 20, 2017

Via: Softpedia

Wireless headphones company Bose is being sued for allegedly tracking the music, podcasts, and other audio users listen to, putting that information to use by selling it. The accusations were included in a complaint that was recently filed in a […]


Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

April 4, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

Security researchers have uncovered the Android version of an iOS spyware known as Pegasus in a case that shows how targeted electronic surveillance can be. Called Chrysaor, the Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, snoop over a phone’s […]


Facebook warns developers against using data for ‘surveillance’

March 14, 2017

Via: The Hill

Under pressure from civil liberties advocates, Facebook has updated its policies to explicitly prohibit the use of company data for surveillance purposes. Facebook announced the move on Monday after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published records showing that Facebook […]

Privacy protection, Tracking

Security Researcher hacks “Anti Tracking & Pro Privacy” Brave Browser

January 10, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Brave is an open source project that promises to block Internet greed and ugliness while improving speed and protecting privacy. Basically, it blocks ads containing pixels and cookies that track users and load stuff onto their devices without their knowledge. Brave […]