Mexico presidential hopeful says he is target of government spying

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican presidential candidate denounced on Tuesday alleged surveillance of his movements by the government and demanded an explanation, the latest in a series of accusations that Mexico is spying without due cause on its own citizens. Ricardo Anaya, a former congressman in second place in many opinion polls ahead of July’s election, published a video on Twitter that shows…

African Union says has no secret dossiers after China spying report

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] BEIJING (Reuters) – The African Union does not have any secret dossiers and nothing to spy on, a senior official said in Beijing on Thursday, rejecting a report in French newspaper Le Monde that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters in Addis Ababa. Le Monde, quoting anonymous AU sources, reported last month that data from computers in the Chinese-built building had been transferred…

Researchers propose novel solution to better secure voice over internet communication

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/secure_voice_web.jpg’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ link=’http://www.uab.edu/news/research/item/9071-researchers-propose-novel-solution-to-better-secure-voice-over-internet-communication’ target=’_blank’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Researchers at the[nbsp_tc][nbsp_tc]University of Alabama at Birmingham[nbsp_tc]have developed a novel method to better protect Crypto Phones from eavesdropping and other forms of man-in-the-middle attacks. Crypto Phones consist of smartphone apps, mobile devices, personal computer or web-based Voice over Internet Protocol applications that use end-to-end encryption to ensure that only the user and the person they are communicating…

Perth man jailed for installing hidden camera in childcare centre toilet

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’3′] A Perth man who admitted he had been a “peeping Tom” since he was a child has been jailed for installing hidden cameras in a staff toilet at the childcare centre where he worked, and in his own bathroom. [/h_tc][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Gowrie-Karawara.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Photo: A staff member found the camera on the same day Ker installed it in the bathroom….

Lebanese security agency turns smartphone into selfie spycam: researchers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/REUTERSAli-Hashisho.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s intelligence service may have turned the smartphones of thousands of targeted individuals into cyber-spying machines in one of the first known examples of large-scale state hacking of phones rather than computers, researchers say. Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) has run more than 10 campaigns since at least 2012 aimed mainly at Android…

Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spying

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican lawmaker’s discovery of a magnetic box containing a high-tech tracking device affixed to the bottom of his truck is being investigated by Oklahoma officials, who also revealed that four other GOP legislators have reported concerns they were being followed. The mysterious discovery has stunned Oklahoma’s political class, and raised questions about who would spy on lawmakers. Oklahoma County…

Germany conducts searches against 10 suspected Iranian spies

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Mustufa-Haidar-Syed-Naqfi-from-Pakistan.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] German authorities searched premises linked to 10 suspected Iranian spies following extensive investigations by the country’s domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Federal Prosecutors Office said the raids took place early Tuesday at private homes and offices across Germany. “We believe the suspects spied on institutions and persons in Germany at the behest of…

Android security: This newly discovered snooping tool has remarkable spying abilities

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] The mobile malware can steal WhatsApp messages, eavesdrop on targets based on GPS coordinates, and more. [/h_tc][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Skygofree.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A newly-uncovered form of Android spyware is one of the most advanced targeted surveillance tools ever seen on mobile devices, coming equipped with spying features never previously seen active in the wild. Named Skygofree by researchers because the word…

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