spyware

Apple issues warning against Mercenary Spyware

Apple Inc has recently updated its threat notification system to include alerts for Mercenary Spyware targeting individuals and companies. Previously, starting from March 2021, Apple had been issuing alerts to users whose devices were targeted by state-sponsored attacks, a response prompted by the revelation of the NSO Group’s Pegasus software being used to compromise the […]

Seven tips to find spyware on a smart phone

To determine if your phone has spyware installed, you can follow these steps: 1.Check for Suspicious Apps: Review the list of installed apps on your phone. Look for any unfamiliar or suspicious apps that you don’t remember downloading. Spyware often disguises itself as legitimate apps, so pay attention to any apps with generic names or […]

Now Spyware links can lead to Visa restrictions

The United States has taken a firm stance on visa restrictions targeting individuals involved in the misuse of commercial spyware. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced this statement on February 5, 2024, following a review of legal cases involving forced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and arbitrary detentions. Individuals associated with the development and distribution of commercial […]

Understanding the Different Types and How to Detect Them

Spyware is a type of malicious software designed to gather data from a computer system without the user’s knowledge or consent. This can include sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and banking details, which can then be used for fraudulent or criminal purposes. In this article, we’ll explore the different types of spyware and how […]

Apple launches Lockdown Mode to protect its users against spyware

Apple has announced a ‘Lockdown Mode’ in its upcoming iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 software and the feature is to protect its users against spyware like Pegasus and other malicious software Aimed at journalists, activists, and politicians, the feature that will be activated by default will assist users in saving themselves from targeted cyber attacks. […]

Italian spyware targets Apple and Android smartphones says Google

Google Threat Analysis team has discovered a new spyware tool that was being fraudulently installed on iPhones and Android devices by a group of hackers in Italy. The tech search giant revealed the information and threw some light on how the spyware industry was flourishing. Mobile security researchers from Google claim that RCS Lab made […]

Pegasus malware installed on Spanish PM Phone

Spanish Government has released a press statement confirming Pegasus malware on the smart phones of Spanish Prime Minister (PM), Pedro Sanchez and the region’s Defense Minister, Margarita Robles. Pegasus is spying software when installed on a device sends information about the calls, messages, phones, videos and all other device related info to remote servers or […]

FBI still unsure about Israel Phantom Spyware

After spending a time span of two full years on thinking, US’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is still unsure on whether to buy Phantom Spyware from the Israeli firm NSO Group or not. FYI, NSO Group claims to have developed the best spying tool (as Phantom) that has the potential to hack into any […]

Israel to keep a vigil on cyber software exports

All those governments and countries planning to buy any kind of software from Israel-based companies will have to sign an agreement from now on that they will not misuse the purchased software and will abide by the conditions laid in the agreement at the time of purchase. The Defense Ministry of Israel announced on Monday […]

Apple Inc issues fix to Pegasus Spyware vulnerability in iPhones

Apple Inc has proudly announced that it has issued a fix to the famous Pegasus Spyware vulnerability existing on iPhones that could lead remote hackers to take control of the device to conduct espionage. Factually, the newly detected flaw was an addition to the already detected Pegasus malware flaw that was developed by NSO Group […]

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