Amazon Rekognition a possible threat to the civil rights of citizens

Use of software by law enforcement as a surveillance tool is a real concern for groups. Amazon has come under fire from civil rights groups in the US that say their online service that identifies faces in images could be abused by law enforcement. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a statement on Tuesday asking the … More Amazon Rekognition a possible threat to the civil rights of citizens

ESET’s guide makes it possible to peek into FinFisher

FinFisher, also known as FinSpy, has a history of being used in surveillance campaigns, both against legitimate targets and against political opposition in some countries. Despite that, the latest thorough analyses dealt with samples from as long ago as 2010. Since then, the FinFisher spyware received strong anti-analysis measures; apparently, this is also the reason why the … More ESET’s guide makes it possible to peek into FinFisher

Fighting persistent malware with a UEFI scanner

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 FinFisher surveillance campaigns: Are internet providers involved?

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?

Surveillance, cybersecurity, and the future of privacy in The Circle

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