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Spyware demo shows how spooks hack mobile phones

Intelligence agencies’ secretive techniques for spying on mobile phones are seldom made public. But a UK security firm has shown the BBC how one tool, sold around the world to spooks, actually works. It allows spies to take secret pictures with a phone&#...

Researchers uncover latest version of Chinese spyware used to target dissidents

Security researchers believe a newly discovered variant of mobile malware, dubbed xRAT, represents the latest iteration of a sophisticated cyber-espionage tool previously used by the Chinese government against dissidents, according to evidence published by c...

Targeted spyware Apps for Android eradicated by Google

Google’s Android Security has found and blocked a series of targeted spyware apps, part of the Lip...