Posts Tagged ‘ malware ’

New Big Brother Cyber Weapon Can Turn on Your Computer’s Microphone, Take Screen Shots, Copy Data, Record Communications

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan

To the disbelief of many of our readers, in a 2011 report titled Everything You Do Is Monitored, we noted that microphones and cameras on cell phones and computers allow interested parties (translated to mean your respective government) to hear and see everything going on in the direct vicinity of the device without the knowledge of its owner.

That these monitoring features are available on cell phones was a known fact, as FBI surveillance networks already have the ability to turn on any cell phone microphone or camera remotely without tipping off the user. It’s believed that thissurveillance technique can work even when the cell phone user has shut down their phone, with the only surefire way to prevent such surveillance being removal of the unit’s battery.

Continue reading

Another Way to Fight Mischief on Facebook

July 7, 2010, 6:38 PM

As Facebook’s popularity has soared, it has become an attractive place for spam, scams and malware. And while Facebook is often quick to remove such mischief, a tool for protecting profiles would be useful to many people.

Enter Defensio, which was created to keep user-generated dross off blogs and corporate Web sites, but has been available in a beta version for Facebook users since January. It is free to anyone with a Facebook profile, and more than 10,000 people are using it, according to Websense, the Web-filtering software firm that acquired Defensio in January 2009. Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: