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FinFisher Surveillance Spyware Spreads To Smartphones

9:48 pm on Aug 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

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With the ever increasing popularity of smartphones I guess these are the types of things we have to look forward to. I had not heard of this prior to reading this newspaper article so I don't know if this is common knowledge here in the forum or not but a quick search didn't turn up anything. It's worth reading for a the sake of awareness.

University of Toronto researchers say a commercial cyber-espionage program marketed as a way for governments to spy on criminals is being used for broader surveillance and can now take over a range of smartphones and other mobile computing devices. [thestar.com...]
4:41 pm on Sept 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The whole idea of smartphone security needs to be addressed much better than at present. Mostly, they are powerful computers with a lot of capability to run up lots of money for the scamsters.