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Friday, 22 September 2017 17:17

FinFisher spyware variant returns with a vengeance

A variant of the FinFisher spyware is being spread in seven countries through legitimate applications like WhatsApp, Skype, Avast, WinRAR and VLC Player, the security company ESET says.

Published in Security
Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:29

Microsoft patches Office flaw used to spread spyware

Microsoft has issued a patch to fix a flaw in its Office suite that was being used to spread spyware known as FINSPY.

Published in Security
Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:30

Lenovo pays US$3.5m to settle spyware suit

Hardware vendor Lenovo has paid a sum of US$3.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the US Federal Trade Commission on behalf of 32 American states over charges that the company's laptops came with spyware pre-installed between August and December 2014.

Published in Technology Regulation

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