Police chief refuses to tell Parliament about secret spyware...

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Krusty, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    ... with potential to target Aussie smartphones
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10...tell-parliament-about-secret-spyware/11632956
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Hey, they gotta know what's happening ;)
     
  3. longshots

    longshots Registered Member

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    They've been using FinFisher for years.
    https://www.itnews.com.au/news/nsw-police-named-as-finfisher-spyware-user-392090

    The upgraded FinFisher (FinSpy) versions are now capable of collecting and exfiltrating a wide array of personal data from infected phones, such as contacts, SMS/MMS messages, emails, calendars, GPS location, photos, and data from the phone's RAM. It can also record phone calls and dump images and messages from popular instant messaging clients.

    A desktop version of the spyware also exists (not only for Windows, but also for macOS and Linux). Getting infected with FinSpy happens the same as with most types of malware. It’s most often a case of clicking a link in a malicious e-mail or text message.
    https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/finspy-commercial-spyware/27606/

    These actions are now becoming [or soon will be] common among police organisations.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...deploy-spyware-against-crime-suspects.422452/
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
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