Tech

What is spyware? 5 ways to protect your computer from being infected

Spyware is a type of malware that secretly monitors you, steals sensitive information from your PC, and sends it to third parties without your knowledge. Some spyware might track your behaviour online while others can record passwords or even log your keystrokes. You can avoid spyware by following common safe […]
What is spyware? 5 ways to protect your computer from being infected
Tech

Elon Musk just made a dig at WhatsApp’s recent security scandals

Elon Musk joked about WhatsApp’s security vulnerabilities on Twitter Thursday. A recent forensic analysis concluded that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked via a malicious link sent on WhatsApp. Several security flaws were reportedly found in the Facebook-owned messaging service in 2019. WhatsApp was also breached last year when […]
Elon Musk just made a dig at WhatsApp’s recent security scandals
Markets

Inside the secretive Israeli spyware startup scene, where the notorious NSO Group has spawned a web of companies that hack into devices

The Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group has been accused of selling sophisticated digital surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia and other countries that have allegedly used it to attack dissidents and journalists. Despite the controversy, the company is extremely profitable. NSO Group’s founders and alumni have spawned a web of more […]
Inside the secretive Israeli spyware startup scene, where the notorious NSO Group has spawned a web of companies that hack into devices
Tech

An insider reveals how the nasty spyware used in the WhatsApp breach lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras

WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world, recently found a major security flaw, the Financial Times reported. Hackers reportedly found a way to access users’ phones simply by calling them on WhatsApp, even if the recipient didn’t pick up the call. A […]
An insider reveals how the nasty spyware used in the WhatsApp breach lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras
News

Saudi Arabia doesn’t officially recognise Israel, but its hackers are reportedly using Israeli spyware to target dissidents in foreign countries

Canadian research laboratory Citizen Lab says it found Israeli spyware on the phone belonging to a Saudi dissident and Canadian asylee. Pegasus, the invasive spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO Group, uses “exploit links” to infiltrate targets’ phones and retrieve data. Using the spyware to target civilians on foreign […]
Saudi Arabia doesn’t officially recognise Israel, but its hackers are reportedly using Israeli spyware to target dissidents in foreign countries
US

How to avoid having your computer hacked

Designed to encrypt and ransom data and spy on everything a user does, malware has become very prevalent in the last few years. The 2017 WannaCry attack put the malicious software on front pages everywhere, and it’s likely that won’t be the last time software like that is in the […]
How to avoid having your computer hacked
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