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Surveillance Company Says It Sent Fake iTunes, Flash Updates
Wall Street Journal Blog ^
| November 21, 2011, 6:35 PM ET
| Jennifer Valentino-DeVries
Posted on 11/23/2011 8:31:20 AM PST by DaveyB
Gamma International UK Ltd. touts its ability to send a fake iTunes update that can infect computers with surveillance software, according to one of the companys marketing videos.< snip>
...the type of intrusion used by criminals trying to steal peoples financial details.< snip>
...All of the hacking companies say they sell their tools to law enforcement and governments to help them track down criminals.< snip>
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: computer; crime; hacking; identitytheft
This is a "security" company impersonating another company for the purpose of stealing information. Ever wonder why the federal government doesn't seem to do anything about the growing identity theft epidemic. Big brother is using the same methods to spy on you!
posted on 11/23/2011 8:31:24 AM PST
Several years ago I installed iTunes on my computer to load an iPod for my mother that all the siblings got her as part of a Christmas present. I then deleted it.
I really hate that software.
On a side note. We’ve been without internet at our rural home for two months now ever since the T-mobile tower that serves us decided to stop doing data with any remotely reliable service. It’s kinda peaceful. I’m actually starting to like it.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:38:29 AM PST
by cuban leaf
(Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
Why is theft illegal?
The US Government hates competiton.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:41:59 AM PST
(Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
posted on 11/24/2011 1:11:30 AM PST
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