Mobile Spyware Can Remotely Take Complete Control Over Your iOS Or Android Device

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  1. DrivenByDemons

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    All this by opening an E-mail. It's really nothing new but I feel it is my duty to keep my fellow salooners aware and informed. There is no such thing as a fully secure device.

    http://www.redmondpie.com/this-mobi...lete-control-over-your-ios-or-android-device/

    For those that believe that Apple’s industry leading smartphone is impervious to viral or spyware infections then it would be the right time to brace yourself for some bad news that it just isn’t the case. A mobile variant of the commercial FinFisher spyware, produced by the United Kingdom-based Gamma Group, is capable of assuming control of a range of popular smartphones, including those made by Cupertino-based Apple and struggling technology company, Research In Motion (RIM).

    According to a recent study from Citizen Lab of the Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs, the spyware in question has the capability to track the location of the device using the embedded GPS hardware, monitor incoming and outgoing e-mails and text messages, and perhaps the most frightening one: it can toggle the microphone of the device on or off to listen to what’s happening at any given time. As part of the research, the team involved hoped to demonstrate the reach that this type of spyware has and how it can be used to effectively track the every move of the unaware user.
     
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    Thanks. If I ever want to bore myself to fucking death I'll read that
     
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    And HI DBD!!!!!! :hug:
     
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    I been getting a lot of bogus emails from friends email accounts. It usually doesn't have a subject and it's always just a link to something. I never open it though.
     
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    Same here
     
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    I just remotely scanned you and those e-mails are safe. And turn down that BBC porn.
     
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    Who used to do computer work at SFN and would install remote control software on customers machines??? I think they said they did it without informing them.
     
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    BBW yes. BBC no. :hat:
     
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    thank you, steve balmer
     
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    ok. I don't do BBW either. :hat:
     
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    oh somebody mad :c