Mobile Security – Application spying research report JULY 2018

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Users must carefully ascertain security & privacy risks when using 3rd party apps on their smartphones.   An informative study by Northeastern University assessed 17,000 popular Android apps to determine whether they stealthy access your phone’s microphone to record audio.  They found more risk associated with access to screen areas and camera — than to listening to […]

Data Breach – TYPEFORM form and survey web hosting services

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Typeform is an advanced form and survey online service used by many websites, and they have promptly contacted users & are working to mitigate impacts. https://www.grahamcluley.com/typeform-data-breach/ June 2018 Data Breach Typeform is an online service that makes it easy for anyone to add attractive cutesy online surveys to their websites. It’s certainly a neat online […]

FBI – Creator of Remote Access Trojan arrested and sentenced

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The FBI documents the arrest and sentencing for a prominent malware author who created the NanoCore Remote Access Trojan (RAT).  This stealth remote control agent infected over 100,000 computers.  This shares an awareness that “cybercrime does not pay” https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/malware-creator-sentenced-070518 A 27-year-old from Hot Springs, Arkansas, was for a time very popular among the world’s cyber […]


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