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Mobile apps and smartphones pose a clear and present danger*

Most people don’t realize that the mobile phone is being ‘weaponized. New revelations show that Iran has posted apps found on Google’s Play Store which give the Iranians the ability to easily spy on anyone who downloads them to their smartphone.  Some say these are “weaponized” smartphone apps. Most people don’t realize that the mobile phone is probably the most dangerous device ...

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Was Russia behind Ukraine Cyberattack?

Left: A payment terminal out of order at a branch of Ukraine’s state-owned Oschadbank in Kyiv on June 27. Photo credit: Reuters. –  Some US authorities and ‘private researchers’ claim NotPetya attack was either carried out by Moscow or backed by it, but the evidence is questionable. The press is full of accusations that the Russians unleashed a highly damaging ...

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