The short answer to the headline’s question is that a UEFI scanner is all about helping you protect your computer against people who seek to take it over by abusing its Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). A successful attack on a system’s UEFI can give the attacker complete control of that system, including persistence: the … More Fighting persistent malware with a UEFI scanner
New surveillance campaigns utilising FinFisher, infamous spyware known also as FinSpy and sold to governments and their agencies worldwide, are in the wild. Besides featuring technical improvements, some of these variants have been using a cunning, previously-unseen infection vector with strong indicators of major internet service provider (ISP) involvement. FinFisher has extensive spying capabilities, such as … More New FinFisher surveillance campaigns: Are internet providers involved?
If surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy are things you think about a lot, you should find The Circle, a new movie based on Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel of the same name, interesting viewing. This is one of two recent films that reflect how central these issues have become to modern life and popular culture (the other is … More Surveillance, cybersecurity, and the future of privacy in The Circle
The GCHQ in the UK has admitted that it hacks computers and other devices at home and overseas and does so without individual warrants, Privacy International has revealed. Court documents that have been released by the organization confirm that the intelligence agency is engaged in these sorts of highly divisive activities, relying on “thematic warrants” … More GCHQ confirms that it hacks computers without ‘proper warrants’