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Google is notifying Android users targeted by Hermit government-grade spyware

Hermit spyware works on all Android versions, and also targets an unknown number of iPhone users.

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Researchers say Hermit, a powerful mobile spyware, is used by governments

The modular malware can targets Android and iOS devices, according to researchers.

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NSO hacked new Pegasus victims weeks after Apple sought injunction

Jordanian journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders were targeted in the latest wave of phone hacking.

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European lawmakers launch investigation into use of Pegasus spyware by EU states

The committee will investigate the use of Pegasus by EU member states and possible violations of EU law.

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Daily Crunch: How to remove common consumer-grade spyware from your Android phone

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Behind the stalkerware network spilling the private phone data of hundreds of thousands

A fleet of spyware apps share the same security flaw.

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Your Android phone could have stalkerware, here’s how to remove it

This simple guide explains how to identify and remove common spyware apps from your Android phone.

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Spyware dealer who sold WhatsApp-hacking tech pleads guilty

Prosecutors say the dealer sold hacking tools to the Mexican government and private customers.

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European data watchdog calls for EU-wide ban on Pegasus spyware

The watchdog said a ban would be necessary to protect "fundamental freedoms but also to democracy and the rule of law."

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6 things in cybersecurity we didn’t know last year

For better or worse, we end the year knowing more than we did before.

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It’s time for democracies to protect dissidents from spyware

Only by enacting stronger regulatory and legal protections can democracies ensure their survival, enable free speech to flourish and safeguard their...

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Apple alerts NSO phone hacking victims in Thailand, El Salvador and Uganda

Activists, researchers, and journalists are among the known new victims of NSO Group's phone hacking.

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Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group over Pegasus spyware

The iPhone maker said it's seeking an injunction to "prevent further abuse and harm to its users."

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This new Android spyware masquerades as legitimate apps

The spyware has already ensnared over a thousand victims.

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A massive ‘stalkerware’ leak puts the phone data of thousands at risk

Call records, text messages, and location data from hundreds of thousands of phones are easily accessible.

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Google pulls ‘stalkerware’ ads that promoted phone spying apps

Five stalkerware apps had ads pulled after violating Google's policies on promoting spousal surveillance.

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Apple patches an NSO zero-day flaw affecting all devices

Citizen Lab says the ForcedEntry exploit affects all iPhones, iPads, Macs and Watches.

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FBI launches operation to remove backdoors from hacked Microsoft Exchange servers

The Justice Department said the operation was "successful."

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Facebook caught Chinese hackers using fake personas to target Uyghurs abroad

Facebook on Wednesday announced new actions to disrupt a network of China-based hackers leveraging the platform to compromise targets in the Uyghur...

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A new NSO zero-click attack evades Apple’s iPhone security protections, says Citizen Lab

The attacks circumvents Apple's new security feature, BlastDoor, built into all versions of iOS 14.

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This tool tells you if NSO’s Pegasus spyware targeted your phone

The toolkit scans iPhone and Android backup files for evidence of a compromise.

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A new ‘digital violence’ platform maps dozens of victims of NSO Group’s spyware

Authoritarian governments have used NSO Group's spyware Pegasus to target their most outspoken critics.

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