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Android and iOS devices infected with “hermit spyware,” Google warns

As part of Google’s efforts to track the activities of commercial spyware vendors, the company’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) released a report Thursday on spyware campaigns targeting Android and iOS users. Google TAG researchers Benoit Sevens and Clement Lecigne go into detail about the use of entrepreneurial grade spyware dubbed “Hermit.” This sophisticated spyware tool allows attackers to […]

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Adobe Acrobat may be subtly undermining your antivirus

The majority of antivirus software appears to be prevented by Adobe Acrobat from checking PDF files at startup, placing consumers at danger. Security experts at Minerva Labs were the ones who initially discovered the problem. According to BleepingComputer, Minerva observed Adobe Acrobat looking for DLL files from 30 security products and checking to see if […]

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You can now hide your profile photo and online status from prying family members on WhatsApp

Last November, WhatsApp was spotted working on new privacy controls that would allow users to hide their last seen and online statuses as well as their profile pictures from certain contacts — a much-needed counter against competitor Telegram, which already supports hiding this information on a per-contact basis. Well, it’s been seven months since then and the […]

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