Social Engineering

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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Pegasus Spyware Discovered In Downing Street

By Mike Knight The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab has reported finding evidence that Pegasus spyware was being used to listen-in on UK government networks for 10 Downing Street and the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices (FCO) in 2020 and 2021.  Pegasus  Pegasus spyware is sold by Israeli-based NSO Group to […]

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1000+ ‘Deepfakes’ On LinkedIn

By Mike Knight Researchers from the Stanford Internet Observatory have reported finding more than one thousand ‘virtual’ employees on the LinkedIn platform.  Faces Created By Artificial Intelligence  Virtual employees in this case are AI-generated photos of employees, the photos of whom don’t belong to any person (living or dead) and […]

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