Mobile Malware

New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

By Mike Knight The new Privacy Auditing feature in Windows 11 allows users to see a list of which apps have accessed their microphone or camera recently, plus details of any other suspicious activity.  See Which Apps Have Accessed Your Microphone And Camera David Weston, Microsoft’s VP for Enterprise and […]

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New Spy-Spotting App From MI5

By Mike Knight The UK government’s MI5-run ‘Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure’ has launched a new app to help people spot approaches from foreign spies and organised criminals seeking sensitive information.  Really? How Big Is The Problem?  According to MI5, it spotted 10,000 UK nationals across society being […]

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Dumbphone Revival

By Mike Knight A report by SEO software firm SEMrush has shown that so-called ‘Dumbphones’ are experiencing a revival, but why? What Is A ‘Dumbphone’? Dumbphones are mobile handsets that lack the advanced functionality characteristics of a smartphone and typically have press-button based inputs, a small non-touch display, and can […]

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Germany Warns Against Use Of Kaspersky Anti-Virus

By Mike Knight Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has warned that Russia-based Kaspersky’s anti-virus software could be used for spying or launching cyber-attacks. Russian Companies Forced To Launch Cyber-Attacks? The warning was aimed at Russian IT businesses who, claims the BSI, could be used via the software to […]

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3% of users responsible for 92% of breaches

By Mike Knight A report by Security Company ‘Elevate’ has revealed that 3% of users are responsible for 92% of malware events for businesses, indicating that a small number of users create the most risk. 2016 to 2021 ‘The Size and Shape of Workforce Risk’ report, conducted on data provided […]

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