Tag Archives: Mobile security

International calls, internet communication to be monitored in Pakistan

Source: Shahid Abbasi, The News Tribe

Pakistan’s government has decided to establish a monitoring system of international incoming and outgoing calls along with voice and text communication of internet through International Clearing House (IHC).

Kenya’s battle to switch off fake phones

Source: Wanyama wa Chebusiri, BBC

Peter Marete, a second-hand clothes dealer in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is finding life very difficult without a mobile phone.

Indian government plans to acquire code-busting software to tackle smartphone crime

Source: Aman Sharma, Economic Times

The government is gearing up to arm cyber sleuths with forensic tools to catch up with criminals who outsmart investigators by using secure mobile phones or password-protected computers.

300,000 Android ‘phones’ roam a virtual town

Source: John Markoff, The New York Times

A small team of cybersecurity researchers have lashed the computers together to form a homebrew computing cluster.

Military smartphone malware designed to steal your life

Source: MIT Technology Review

Robert Templeman at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana, and a few pals at Indiana University reveal an entirely new class of ‘visual malware’ capable of recording and reconstructing a user’s environment in 3D.

FinSpy mobile: Configuration and insight

Source: Trustwave Spider Labs

A couple of weeks ago, Citizen Lab announced the discovery of the mobile component to the previously discovered FinFisher Toolkit.

Rehman Malik strikes again

Source: Dawn.com

The violence on Friday kept the nation spellbound and hooked to their television sets but despite the rampage it was a very quiet day for many. The reason for this was the blocked phone service.

Syrian activist arrested for having livestreaming app installed phone

Source: Tech Dirt

Police and security forces around the world — and that includes in the West — hate being recorded when they’re overstepping the mark in the execution of their duties, since it allows the public to challenge official accounts, and even to use videos to seek redress.

New results from US cell phone tracking records requests

Source: Allie Bohm, ACLU

It’s been over a year since 35 ACLU affiliates filed over 380 public records requests with state and local law enforcement agencies seeking information about their policies, procedures, and practices for tracking cell phones.

FBI vs. Google: The legal fight to unlock phones

Source: Julia Angwin, The Wall Street Journal

A legal battle is brewing between technology companies and the U.S. government over whether law-enforcement agents have the right to obtain passwords to crack into smartphones of suspects.