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The three apps—MobileSpy, PhoneSheriff and TeenShield—were marketed as products to monitor the smartphone activities of children or employees. But the FTC claims the same apps can be used to spy on unsuspecting users, including people's spouses.
This comes two years after hackers stole trade secrets from high-profile tech firms by rigging version 5.33 of Avast's CCleaner with well-hidden malware, but 'we do not know if this was the same actor as before,' Avast's CIO says.
Ransomware targets businesses and individuals all over the world. Here's a breakdown of which countries are attacked with the most frequency.
A Pew survey found that most US respondents could answer fewer than half the questions when quizzed on technology issues. Most challenging were questions on privacy and cybersecurity.
'Welcome to Video' was selling the videos in exchange for Bitcoin, making it among the first dark web websites to monetize child exploitation videos using the cryptocurrency.
The jailbreaking community is currently working on a legit tool for older iPhones, dubbed Checkra1n. But in the meantime, a scammer is capitalizing on that name with a website that pretends to offer the tool but is really just a click-fraud scam.
By turning Tamper Protection on, malicious apps are prevented from quietly changing your Windows 10 security settings.
Pitney Bowes is blaming the disruption on a 'malware attack that encrypted information on some systems,' which is preventing clients from stamping their packages. The same attack has also hit the company's 'presort' mail cataloging service for the US Postal Service.
If exploited, the bug in LastPass's Chrome extension can expose the last login credential it filled out to a website's background processes, according to a Google security researcher. Fortunately, LastPass has fixed the flaw through an update.
The new model goes on sale Oct. 15 in the US for $40. Google has partnered with security key vendor Yubico, which also offers a similar-looking USB-C key model for $50.
Private browsing gets rid of your browsing history, saved passwords, and field content. But if you think it keeps you safe from malware, ads, and ISP monitoring, think again.
The order will force American companies, including banks, to cut off ties and freeze any assets the hacking groups have in the US, and report their activities to federal agencies.
A UK 19-year-old allegedly targeted 'award-winning international superstars' by breaking into their websites and cloud-based accounts to steal recorded music.
The data breach at Hookers.nl threatens to reveal the identities of the website's users, which includes both customers and sex workers. According to Dutch media, the hacker is selling the data for $300.
A security firm has disclosed a disturbing vulnerability in SIM cards that can be exploited to track a phone's location. But an industry trade group says most carriers no longer use the affected technology.
Hackers behind the BitPaymer ransomware strain used a vulnerability in the Bonjour updater of iTunes for Windows to evade detection from antivirus software, according to a security firm.
Watchdog groups claim the new policy rings hollow. NSO Group sells its products to governments, which have allegedly used them to spy on humans rights activists and journalists.
The 281 suspects were arrested for 'business email compromise' schemes, which often involve pretending to be a CEO or trusted partner, and tricking the target business into wiring funds to a scammer-controlled bank account.
A group of security researchers at Emsisoft, Avast, and elsewhere are developing free tools that can (sometimes) reverse ransomware infections. Here's why they pursue this occasionally dangerous hobby, and how you can get your hands on their tools.
Deepfakes, or doctored videos, have mostly been used to harm the reputations of celebrities and politicians. Now the AI-assisted technology is being used to trick companies out of big money.