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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  • The software has keylogger capabilities. This allows the 'agent' to see the password that is being entered to encrypt the files, and file access gives the 'agent' access to the encrypted volume.

  • This then gives the headquarters access to any encrypted files the 'target' has.

  • FinSpy gives headquarters unlimited access to a mobile device. The 'target' receives a fake update message to his device. Should the user download the update, the software will be installed on the device.

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