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Ransomware is a type of malicious software that disables the functionality of a computer in some way and demands a ransom in order to restore the computer to its original state. Recent variants use law enforcement imagery to add legitimacy to the warning messages. The malware uses geo-location services to determine the location of the […]

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Last week a very scary piece of research was published by Trevor Eckhart about spyware that is being included on cellular phones in the United States. The commercial software application is called Carrier IQ and is reportedly being used by Verizon, Sprint and potentially other carriers. Carrier IQ was unhappy with Eckhart publishing public copies […]

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