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15-May-2013

 

Spyware used by governments poses as Firefox, and Mozilla is angryMozilla sends cease and desist letter to maker of FinFisher software.

The Real Mozilla Stands Up to Firefox-Cloaked SpywareMozilla, the creator of the Firefox browser, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Gamma International, a German company that sells spyware to governments and law enforcement agencies. The move was a reaction to the news that a booby-trapped Microsoft Word document -- sent out for upcoming Malaysian elections -- embeds a copy of Gamma's FinSpy spyware that masquerades as a Firefox executable.

Mozilla Takes Aim at Spyware That Masquerades as FirefoxMozilla's lawyers are sending a nasty gram to a U.K. company that writes spyware for government snoops.

UK company's spyware 'used against Bahrain activist', court papers claimHuman rights groups hope email evidence can force review of export controls on surveillance equipment Spy technology from a UK-based company was used to target a British citizen who became a leading light in Bahrain's Arab spring, according to documents filed in the high court. The witness statement of Dr Ala'a Shehabi is seen by human rights groups as crucial in their attempt to force the ...

Mozilla Targets Spyware Masquerading as FirefoxMozilla has issued a cease-and-desist letter against a company that is masking its spyware products to make it look as if it's actually Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Is It Wrong to Use Data From the World's First 'Nice' Botnet?When Morgan Marquis-Boire heard about the Internet Census 2012, he was excited. Marquis-Boire, a Google engineer by day, spends his spare time looking for state-sponsored spyware , and here was something new that he could use.

Mozilla warns spyware maker: Stop spoofing us!Mozilla has asked a European firm to stop making spyware that pretends to be the popular open-source Firefox web browser, a tech site reported last week.

Researchers find Malay-language GE13 document with spyware, says reportKUALA LUMPUR, May 3 ? Computer spyware was found recently in a Bahasa Malaysia Microsoft Word document that purportedly discusses Election 2013 candidates, according to IT security researchers Citizen Lab. In the ?For Their Eyes Only? report released on May 1, the University of Toronto?s Citizen Lab said the word document installs FinSpy spyware ...        

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