Tag: Android

Couple find “spy camera” hidden in clock at Airbnb flat

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] A couple claims[nbsp_tc]to have discovered a secret camera hidden in a digital clock in the Airbnb flat they were renting. By Zoe Drewett [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Dougie Hamilton and his girlfriend say the camera – which was pointed towards their bed in the holiday apartment – was disguised as a clock but looked suspicious. The 34-year-old said he started investigating the clock after a day…

Amazon Echo turned into snooping device by Chinese hackers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] ‘ALEXA, SNOOP ON MY WESTERN BUDDIES'[nbsp_tc]is potentially a command Chinese hackers barked at an[nbsp_tc]Amazon Echo[nbsp_tc]after they managed to turn it into a snooping device. By[nbsp_tc]Roland Moore-Colyer [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Cybersecurity boffins from Chinese firm Tencent’s Blade security research team exploited various vulnerabilities they found in the Echo smart speaker to eventually coax it into becoming[nbsp_tc]an eavesdropping device. The hackers[nbsp_tc]showed off the snooping speaker at the…

Stalker-assisting spy devices: Bugs & hacking software sold online for £20

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] USB charging cable with hidden eavesdropping GSM device (SIM card slot) ©Shapestones. [nbsp_tc] Technology has advanced so quickly that stalkers are now able to carry out digital surveillance on their targets – bugging their phones and accessing their locations with ease, victims’ groups warn.[br_tc]Everyday more and more people are engaging in stalking, using listening devices that cost as little as £20 ($28) some of…

New LTE attacks open users to eavesdropping, fake messages, location spoofing

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A group of researchers has uncovered ten new attacks against the 4G LTE wireless data communications technology for mobile devices and data terminals. The attacks exploit design flaws in the communications protocol and unsafe practices employed by the stakeholders and can be used to achieve things like impersonating existing users, spoofing the location of the victim device, delivering fake emergency and warning messages, eavesdropping…

This smartphone cuts off your camera and microphone so no spy agencies can watch you

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][ul_tc timing=’linear’ duration=’1100′ delay=’0′][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Cybersecurity firm DarkMatter has unveiled its first smartphone [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Katim is designed to stop spy agencies listening to you [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] It is an Android smartphone with a 5.2-inch display and strong encryption [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] One security feature called “shield mode” disconnects power from the microphone and camera on the device, so nobody can spy on your conversations [/li_tc][/ul_tc]…

China’s ZTE says is trusted partner after U.S. concern

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms equipment group ZTE Corp hit back on Thursday against concerns from U.S. lawmakers that it is a vehicle for Chinese espionage, saying it was a trusted partner of its U.S. customers, state news agency Xinhua reported. China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators…

U.S. senators concerned about Chinese access to intellectual property

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators and spy chiefs warned on Tuesday at a Senate hearing. Republican Senator Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he worried about the spread in the United States of what he called “counterintelligence and information security…

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…

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…