Spy software known as Pegasus has been used to carry out surveillance on the smartphones of journalists, activists, and political leaders. Can a “Freedom Phone” be trusted? And a ransomware-hit law firm demonstrates how not to keep its customers informed.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Thom Langford.
Thom Langford – @thomlangford
- The Pegasus project — The Guardian.
- Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon — The Guardian.
- Pegasus: NSO clients spying disclosures prompt political rows across world — The Guardian.
- Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments 'targets activists' — BBC News.
- Revealed: murdered journalist’s number selected by Mexican NSO client — The Guardian.
- Forensic Methodology Report: How to catch NSO Group’s Pegasus — Amnesty International.
- Mobile Verification Toolkit (MVT) — Forensic tool to look for signs of infection in smartphone devices.
- Freedom Phone.
- MAGA World’s ‘Freedom Phone’ Actually Budget Chinese Phone — Daily Beast.
- Hacker Fantastic on Twitter.
- Finnish therapy clinic’s CEO fired after despicable data breach and blackmail threats — Graham Cluley.
- Campbell Conroy & O’Neil Provides Notice of Data Privacy Incident – — Campbell Conroy & O’Neil.
- They were competitive eaters. Then they fell in love — Wired.
- Brickit: Rebuild your Lego.
- Central Park — Apple TV.
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