Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

Summary: The private sector makes billions in revenue through sales of its covert technologies to state agencies. But what can the technology actually do?

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  • Because all the systems are connected via the same network, the 'agent' can inject FinSpy software in the download itself. This then gives the headquarters full access to the machine.

  • FinFly Web works by targeting Wi-Fi networks within the near vicinity. This requires use of a surveillance van or similar mobile equipment.

  • Headquarters can then exploit the 'target' by "infecting visited websites" with the tracking software.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Apple, Browser, Collaboration, Google

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  • RE: Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

    Well, some very old advice works here: If you don't want anyone to see it, do not put it on the internet. EVERY IP your data goes thru (up to 30, sometimes) is a potential place to sniff out data by anyone at every one of those nodes. It isn't the police most of you should worry about.
    tom@...
  • RE: Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

    Seems like a great way to waste taxpayer dollars.
    nshampo
  • RE: Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

    Go Bonkers with this folks! Who cares if all the ice caps melt, and say, we DIE!!
    nbaztec
  • Jeez, I hope they don't find out...

    I am an EAA member, read library books, *and* have three bank accounts :-o
    What the ...!
  • RE: Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

    That's it! I am going to find a way to encode all of my communications using Valley Girl talk.
    josmyth