Please dont tell Oz goverment
probably too late. No its not a back door, just a free front door so thats all right then
A nasty new variant of the FinSpy snoopware tool that infects and slurps data from Android and iOS phones and tablets is being peddled, we're told. Kaspersky said this week the notorious commercial spyware, developed by Gamma Group and sold by its subsidiary Gamma International to allegedly respectable governments, has been …
The new one will come with the default provider spyware. ... from Verizon (My provider...
Buy your next phone from a source other than Verizon and replace your old with it or have it added to your contract.The convenience of purchasing your phone from your service provider makes it too easy to give in to pre-installed spyware being the norm.
Unfortunately Verizon's network, while probably the best run in the US, is rather unique.
So the majority of phones that work elsewhere won't be fully operable on Verizon's network. (Due to, among other things, its unique LTE spectrum and usage of IS-95/IS-2000 ["CDMA"] technology for fallback voice and SMS)
For iOS, they have to jailbreak the phone to install, there's various ways to detect that, but also a restore will remove it too.
I was reading a bunch of reviews on another spyware app (flexispy I think), my word it was creepy, various people with no concept of boundaries wanting to track every movement and listen on every private conversation of their kids, spouses, employees, ugh. But many we're frustrated it was hard to install on iOS and demanding their money back
Surely the tale being told there by Kaspersky and Shaun Nichols in San Francisco is that FinSpy remains even more invasive and mega capable than ever it was before?
The hanging question then that remains to be left unanswered is ...... Is it a Custom Design Feature?
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