Malware Is Still Spying On You Even When Your Mobile Is Off

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Most of us have seen Hollywood movies where hackers trace and spy on mobile devices even though they are switched off. Like most things in spy movies, we disregard it as fiction. However, recent malware discovered by the AVG mobile security team may change this preconception. This malware hijacks the shutting down ...

Secure Messaging Scorecard

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

In the face of widespread Internet surveillance, we need a secure and practical means of talking to each other from our phones and computers. Many companies offer “secure messaging” products—but are these systems actually secure? We decided to find out, in the first phase of a new EFF Campaign for ...

Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building. "We're in a day when a person can commit about 15,000 bank robberies sitting in their basement," said Robert Anderson, executive assistant ...

The malware of the future may come bearing real gifts

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

“What,” asked the speaker. “if Notepad behaved just like you would expect it to, but only for the first hour or so that you used it? What if it began to do different things after that?” According to Giovanni Vigna, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the ...

Cyber crime: First online murder will happen by end of year, warns US firm

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Governments are ill-prepared to combat the looming threat of "online murder" as cyber criminals exploit internet technology to target victims, the European policing agency warned. In its most alarming assessment of the physical danger posed by online crime, Europol said it expected a rise in "injury and possible deaths" caused ...