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Mystery Malware is an Airborne Infection?

Security experts have spent the past week discussing the extraordinary claims by researcher Dragos Ruiu that he has discovered a sophisticated malware that infects BIOS, operates across multiple OSs, persists despite efforts to remove it, covers its tracks and – most surprisingly – uses ultrasonic audio signalling to overcome air gaps. It’s the stuff of […]

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What is Carrier IQ?

That’s the question which puzzled Trevor Eckhart when he discovered it installed on a range of smartphones. But it’s not what it is, so much as what it does, that gave him cause for concern … Mobile networks have rushed to distance themselves from this product, and the company itself claims that it is nothing […]

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