Computer surveillance – Sentry Parental Controls http://sentryparentalcontrols.com/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 15:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-9-150x150.png Computer surveillance – Sentry Parental Controls http://sentryparentalcontrols.com/ 32 32 City plans to fund real-time crime center – Tallahassee Reports https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/city-plans-to-fund-real-time-crime-center-tallahassee-reports/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 14:50:46 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/city-plans-to-fund-real-time-crime-center-tallahassee-reports/ At its next meeting on Wednesday, September 7, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider funding for the Capital Region Real Time Crime Center (the Center). The Center will be funded through an equal and shared distribution of costs by the funding entities. The City’s share of joint operating expenses is estimated at $108,569 […]]]>

At its next meeting on Wednesday, September 7, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider funding for the Capital Region Real Time Crime Center (the Center).

The Center will be funded through an equal and shared distribution of costs by the funding entities. The City’s share of joint operating expenses is estimated at $108,569 for FY23, with up to $26,000 in annual recurring costs over the next four years.

The real-time crime center

The Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) recently partnered with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and Florida State University Police Department (FSU-PD) to create the center.

The Center’s mission is to improve communication, intelligence sharing, and coordination among state, county, and city law enforcement agencies in Leon County.

The center will be equipped with advanced video analytics systems and robust intelligence solutions to improve how local law enforcement serves the Tallahassee community. The Center will have access to more than 1,000 cameras across county and city limits and will use GIS mapping and a Global Positioning System (GPS) to help establish officers’ perimeters when a suspect is fleeing.

The center will have a command dashboard that can aggregate data feeds from multiple sources, including public safety camera systems (PSCS), automated license plate readers (APLR), Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL), Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems, Law Enforcement Records Management (RMS) systems, as well as open source data.

Hardware from these systems serves as sources of evidence in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Dissemination of information in real time

The agenda item provides an example of how real-time newscasting can be used by law enforcement.

Scenario Example 1 of applicability

Officers are dispatched to a shooting that occurred on ABC Street where there is a Public Security Camera System (PSCS) within 0.25 miles of the shooting scene. Immediately, CR-RTCC analysts review the DAC call notes and find that a silver sedan was seen by witnesses quickly leaving the scene. Analysts reviewing the PSCS observe a silver Ford Taurus with a Seminole decal in the rear window driving in the immediate area prior to the shooting incident. Analysts check automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) and determine that a silver bull with a Seminole sticker in the rear window was captured on an ALPR approximately 3 km and 10 minutes after the shooting. The information on the sticker is transmitted to the officers on site. When questioned, two witnesses remember seeing a large sticker on the rear windshield. The analysts provide officers with information on the tag of the potential suspect/witness vehicle. The vehicle is seen by officers from another district when a traffic violation is observed and a traffic stop is attempted. The driver flees from officers and is eventually found crushed several blocks away with spent casings inside. CR-RTCC analysts, using an automatic vehicle locator and global positioning system, established a perimeter for response officers. After tracking K-9, a suspect is located.

In this scenario, investigative information was obtained and public safety was enhanced knowing that the vehicle may have been involved.

Currently, without the real-time support of the CR-RTCC, the initial review of DAC call notes and an LPR requires more processing time from detectives. By leveraging CR-RTCC, TPD will be able to identify and expedite the arrest of suspects. Center-trained law enforcement analysts will also be able to identify crime patterns in real time.

Municipal commission action

The agenda item notes that the Center is nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy by the end of September 2022.

To finalize the interagency agreement, City staff seek permission from the City Manager, or designate, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the City of Tallahassee with the City’s Board of Directors. Florida State University and the Leon County government for establishing and funding the Center.

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These 4 unknown companies are already conquering the market https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/these-4-unknown-companies-are-already-conquering-the-market/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 05:42:13 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/these-4-unknown-companies-are-already-conquering-the-market/ Until recently, only one small number of companies The drivers were engaged in the production of surveillance cameras. At that time, they were supplying the automotive industry with thousands of units per year. Now the situation has changed and they are starting to happen orders of millions of them, This jump is due to new […]]]>

Until recently, only one small number of companies The drivers were engaged in the production of surveillance cameras. At that time, they were supplying the automotive industry with thousands of units per year. Now the situation has changed and they are starting to happen orders of millions of them,

This jump is due to new regulations introduced in Europe. From next year, the technology will require a five-star safety rating in the European New Car Assessment Scheme. You From 2024, the European Commission will make it mandatory in all new cars,

Driver-facing camera systems are designed to detect signs of driver inattention or drowsiness and can even automatically slow the car, says Maite Bejera, industry analyst at ABI Research.

In a report on the impact of the new rules, Bezerra predicted that deliveries of driver monitoring systems will increase by 487.5% between this year and 2027, which would mean approx. $954 million in revenue,

Forced to install technology that could add $200 to the cost of a vehicle, automakers are looking for other use cases to capitalize on their investment.

How to avoid fatigue if you drive for several hours: these DGT tips to help you cope with long journeys

Facial recognition can allow a car to recognize its driver and adjust seat position, infotainment system settings, and more. Can help to know the position of the driver’s head and to follow his gaze Most Effective Augmented Reality AppAccording to Bejera, in the future it could also help power an artificial intelligence-based personal assistant.

In addition, Bejera reported that between 2022 and 2025 deliveries of vehicles equipped with driver monitoring systems will increase from 8 million to 30 million. In 2027, they could reach 47 million and represent more than half of global sales.

Europe will represent an important part of it, as does China, which requires this technology in many commercial vehicles. In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to add the system to its safety rating system by 2026.

All this represents a big boom in the region for suppliers who offer these systems. “The opportunity for them is huge,” Bejera says. And, he adds, as more players want to get involved, these four established companies are ready to capitalize.

watch machines

Established: 2000

to place: Canberra, Australia

Seeing Machines, developed in 2000 by the Australian National University, provides hardware and software to monitor drivers, pilots, air traffic controllers and more. It works with transport companies such as Daimler, GM, Magna, Emirates and Qantas.

The company launched its Management Guardian For commercial trucks and buses in 2016. The company says the driver monitoring system has since traveled more than 1 billion kilometers and detected more than 3.6 million “incidents related to driver fatigue and distraction”.

Seeing Machines claims their technology is “scientifically proven to reduce the incidence of fatigue by over 90%”. According to Crunchbase, the company raised $5.7 million in funding. It has a partnership with chipmaker Qualcomm.

sepia

Established: 2005

to place: Tel Aviv, Israel

The Israeli company was founded as iSight Technologies and initially focused on computer vision. In 2020, it updated its name to reflect its expansion into neural networks: Sepia. The term refers to the occipital lobe of the brain, which converts visual information into understanding the environment.

The company claims that Their products are now on millions of devices And he has ties to five automakers. They recently announced that they are working with chipmakers Ambarella and Mobileye and that Its driver monitoring system will be installed in a new electric SUV Manufactured by Chinese car manufacturer Cheri.

Sepia is led by Yehuda Holtzmann, who took over in May. Previously, Holtzman was CEO of On Track Innovations, a proximity communications and cashless payments company. According to Crunchbase, the company has raised $45.9 million in four funding rounds.

Tobias

Established: 2001

to place: Municipality of Dendrid, Sweden

Swedish eye-tracking company Tobii raised $121.8 million in five rounds of funding before its IPO in 2016. This health, gaming and education as well as the automotive sector.

In August 2021, Tobii announced the acquisition of Fascia, whose biometric signal analysis software helped it launch a driver tracking system.

Tobii CEO Anand Srivatsa took over in December after serving as a divisional general manager of another Tobii unit. An Intel veteran, Shreevats holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford.

struggle

Established: 2013

to place: Netanya, Israel

Cisco’s spin-off Jungo went public in July 2021. It works with automakers, major industry suppliers, fleet operators and aftermarket manufacturers. According to Crunchbase, it has raised $17.5 million in five funding rounds, the most recent in 2006. Its investors include Cisco and the Intel Communications Fund.

Jungo claims that its VuDrive system meets the requirements set by European security authorities. The product is designed to track the driver’s head position and gaze Seeking distraction or drowsiness. The company says fleet operators can use it to “rate” their drivers. The company is headed by Cisco veteran Oper Suhami.

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No Pegasus spyware in 29 cell phones examined, other malware found in five: The Tribune India https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/no-pegasus-spyware-in-29-cell-phones-examined-other-malware-found-in-five-the-tribune-india/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/no-pegasus-spyware-in-29-cell-phones-examined-other-malware-found-in-five-the-tribune-india/ Tribune press service New Delhi, August 25 A Supreme Court-appointed committee that investigated the Pegasus snooping scandal concluded that Israeli spyware was not found in the 29 cellphones it examined, even though it detected other malware in five of the phones. Editorial: Pegasus report “In five phones, malware was found, but […]]]>


Tribune press service

New Delhi, August 25

A Supreme Court-appointed committee that investigated the Pegasus snooping scandal concluded that Israeli spyware was not found in the 29 cellphones it examined, even though it detected other malware in five of the phones.

Editorial: Pegasus report

“In five phones, malware was found, but the technical committee said it was not Pegasus,” said a three-judge panel headed by CJI NV Ramana after reading the report that told him been submitted in a sealed cover.

Report of the committee appointed by the Supreme Court

Security, privacy is a concern

Some malware could be misused, causing security issues and infringing on citizens’ privacy. Report by panel

No government cooperation: panel

  • The panel observed that the Indian government had failed to cooperate, said the CJI-led bench, comprising judges Surya Kant and Hima Kohli.

Government attitude is a gift: Congress

The non-cooperation of the PM and his government with the SC appointed panel is an acceptance that they had something to hide. — Rahul Gandhi, President of Congress

Will Rahul Gandhi now apologize, BJP asks

The Oppn attack on the government was a motivated campaign to defame the prime minister. Will Rahul now apologize? Ravi Shankar Prasad

Amending Laws: Committee

  • Changing Surveillance Laws While Protecting Privacy Rights
  • Private Entities Using Unlawful Surveillance Must Be Prosecuted
  • Create a special investigation agency to investigate cyberattacks
  • Strengthen the cybersecurity network

Led by retired SC Judge RV Raveendran, the panel had submitted the report to the higher court last month.

The report has three parts – digital images of phones examined for spyware infection, the report of the technical committee and that of Judge Raveendran who oversaw the work of the technical committee. The bench – which also included Judge Surya Kant and Judge Hima Kohli – quoted the panel as saying the government had not helped it.

Lead attorney Kapil Sibal and attorney Vrinda Grover, representing some of the petitioners, demanded copies of the report, saying they had a right to know what type of malware had been found.

Noting that the technical committee had requested that its report not be made public, the bench said the rest of the report could be downloaded from its website. He adjourned the hearing for four weeks.

Some malware could be misused, causing security issues and violating citizens’ privacy, the report says and suggests some measures to prevent the misuse of any malware for surveillance purposes, including creating a mechanism for citizens to file their complaints against alleged monitoring and infection of their electronic devices with spyware/malware. He recommended changing surveillance laws and strengthening cybersecurity while protecting the right to privacy to prevent unauthorized surveillance. He said private entities using illegal surveillance should be prosecuted.

He said there should be a special investigation agency to investigate cyberattacks and strengthen the country’s cybersecurity network.

Noting that citizens must be protected from privacy breaches, a bench headed by the CJI had set up on October 27, 2021 an independent panel headed by Judge Raveendran, assisted by former IPS officer Alok Joshi and cybersecurity expert Sundeep Oberoi. in supervising the work of a three-member technical committee.

The technical committee included Naveen Kumar Chaudhary, Professor (Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics) and Dean, National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar; Dr Prabaharan P, Professor (School of Engineering), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Kerala; and Dr. Ashwin Anil Gumaste, Institute Chair Associate Professor (Computer Science and Engineering), IIT, Bombay.

The state cannot get a free pass every time the national security specter is raised, the high court had said when the panel was created.

An international media consortium has reported that more than 300 verified Indian mobile numbers have been listed as potential targets for surveillance using Pegasus spyware. It has also been reported that the phones of a former Supreme Court Justice and his clerks were intercepted using the spyware.

A dozen petitioners, including the Publishers Guild of India and veteran journalists N Ram and others, had asked the highest court to seek an independent inquiry into alleged spying on prominent citizens, politicians and scribes using the Pegasus spyware from the Israeli company NSO.

#nv ramana #pegasus spyware #supreme court

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Workplace Surveillance: How Your Boss Is Spying On You https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/workplace-surveillance-how-your-boss-is-spying-on-you/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 21:11:32 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/workplace-surveillance-how-your-boss-is-spying-on-you/ It’s called ‘tattleware’ or ‘bossware’, software that companies are increasingly using to monitor their employees in the office and at home. Employers can track keystrokes and mouse clicks, listen to and read conversations, and use a computer’s webcam to take photos, sometimes every minute. Companies’ use of these surveillance technologies increased during the pandemic with […]]]>

It’s called ‘tattleware’ or ‘bossware’, software that companies are increasingly using to monitor their employees in the office and at home. Employers can track keystrokes and mouse clicks, listen to and read conversations, and use a computer’s webcam to take photos, sometimes every minute. Companies’ use of these surveillance technologies increased during the pandemic with the shift to remote working, when managers were no longer able to keep tabs on workers in the office. This hour, the rise of workplace surveillance technologies – we’ll discuss what’s being tracked, if it’s even productive, and how employees can protect their privacy.

Guest

J.S. Nelsonvisiting scholar at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation and co-author of Business ethics: what everyone should know. She is writing a book on worker surveillance.

We recommend

The New York Times, The Rise of the Worker Productivity Score – “Across all industries and by income, more employees are being tracked, recorded and ranked. What is won, companies say, is efficiency and accountability. What is lost?

The Guardian“Bossware Happens for Almost Every Worker”: The Software You May Not Realize Is Watching You: “Computer monitoring software helps companies spy on employees to measure their productivity, often without their consent.”

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Prepare now for the age of quantum computing https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/prepare-now-for-the-age-of-quantum-computing/ Sun, 21 Aug 2022 15:49:40 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/prepare-now-for-the-age-of-quantum-computing/ Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) is as self-aware as a paperclip. Yet the headlines tell us about the Google engineer who believes Google’s artificial intelligence system has come to life and Elon Musk’s tweet predicting that computers will have human intelligence by 2029. Sensationalism n It’s no surprise, given that Musk himself has warned that AI […]]]>

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) is as self-aware as a paperclip. Yet the headlines tell us about the Google engineer who believes Google’s artificial intelligence system has come to life and Elon Musk’s tweet predicting that computers will have human intelligence by 2029. Sensationalism n It’s no surprise, given that Musk himself has warned that AI could become the “greatest existential threat” if we don’t regulate it.

Computers may never have human intelligence. But we’ve already “summoned the demon” that Musk warned of: AI being used to surveil and misinform – albeit failing in everyday tasks such as driving vehicles, in the face of unexpected circumstances.

We can still master the AI ​​demon. But an even more powerful impending technology could wreak far greater havoc, especially if combined with AI: quantum computing, and China taking the lead in its development.

Quantum mechanics is now being used to build a new generation of computers capable of solving the most complex scientific problems. Operating on a different computational basis than semiconductor-based computers, these machines will perform, in seconds, a set of calculations that would take conventional computers millions of years.

This all sounds crazier than Musk’s tweets, but the laws of physics are very different at the subatomic scale. Quantum physics is something for which we will find so many uses that we can expect it to bring about changes in many aspects of life.

An international race is on to build useful quantum computers. Competitors are large technology companies such as IBM, Google, D-Wave, Intel and Microsoft; startups; defense contractors; Governments; and universities. China, Russia, Germany, the United States and Japan are all striving to build the most powerful versions. India joined the race very late but have a chance to take the lead, thanks to the An investment of 8,000 crores announced in the 2020 budget and the launch of the national mission on quantum technologies and applications. India’s information technology (IT) companies are set to play a major role in creating a new generation of complex applications and they must be properly supported to achieve this.

Quantum computing is also combined with AI to transcend the limitations of traditional computers. These fusions or synergies of AI and quantum computing are known as quantum hybrids or AIs. Imagine what could be done with future systems that merge a classical supercomputer with a quantum computer, either in the cloud or on-premises. We must not let these systems fall into the wrong hands. Access to these powerful tools must be regulated to avoid nightmares.

This is why it is crucial not to repeat the mistakes we have made with AI – in particular, the inadequate regulation that has led to algorithmic biases, conspiracy theories, attacks on democratic institutions and the Surveillance state that China created. In fact, the quantum community itself has issued a call to action to address these issues as a matter of urgency.

This is necessary because while quantum computing can be used for good, it can also be used for evil. This is a classic dual-use technology. AI alone is a dictator’s dream; the quantum aspect has a multiplier effect. The synergies of AI, quantum and nuclear fusion could do a lot of good in logistics planning, energy or the medical industry – but a lot of harm as battlefield weapons or instruments of totalitarianism that would make Big Brother’s eyes turn white.

The eyes of a quantum sensor, for example, can actually look through a wall and see what’s behind it. In the construction industry, such tools could be truly useful in reducing costs and increasing worker safety. In unseen hands, they would destroy privacy and freedom. This is why we must manage quantum technologies like we manage something as powerful and dangerous as fissile materials: medical isotopes can save lives, but atomic bombs can destroy cities.

The first nation to develop an allied-relevant cryptanalytic quantum computer (CRQC) will be able to crack much of the public-key cryptography used by digital systems in the United States and around the world, and break the blockchain. China is currently leading in various quantum fields and it could be the first to possess these capabilities. It would put the United States, India and the rest of the free world in danger.

The foreseeable dangers demonstrate that targeted controls on developers, users and exports must be put in place without delay and that we must be careful about the protection of patents, trade secrets and related intellectual property rights on creations. and the inventions in which we have invested so much for generations. To preserve life as we know it, including the freedoms we cherish, we want to avoid at all costs the theft and abuse of intellectual property by China and other countries with incompatible ideologies.

We must institute strategic controls that both match the power of technology and respect democratic values, human rights and fundamental freedoms. These strategies can include migrating hardware, software, and data from classical encryption to a state of quantum-safe encryption.

Moreover, the democratic world should unite its AI and quantum computing talents, agenda and capacity to set the rules of the road for quantum technologies, integrating its ideals, norms, principles, standards and values. (culturally sensitive) in various quantum technologies. -technological fields, as a whole. The free world must prepare today for the quantum era of tomorrow.

Vivek Wadhwa is an academic, entrepreneur and author. His latest book “From Incremental to Exponential” explains how great companies can see the future and rethink innovation. Mauritz Kop is a Stanford Law School TTLF Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, lawyer and entrepreneur

Opinions expressed are personal

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This spyware scanner shows if your Android device has been compromised – TechCrunch https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/this-spyware-scanner-shows-if-your-android-device-has-been-compromised-techcrunch/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 17:00:20 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/this-spyware-scanner-shows-if-your-android-device-has-been-compromised-techcrunch/ Zack Whittaker @zackwhittaker / August 17, 2022 Picture credits: Bryce Durbin / Tech Crunch A TechCrunch survey in February 2022 revealed that a fleet of consumer spyware apps, including TheTruthSpy, share a common security vulnerability that exposes the personal data of hundreds of thousands of Android users. Our investigation has found victims in virtually every […]]]>

Picture credits: Bryce Durbin / Tech Crunch

A TechCrunch survey in February 2022 revealed that a fleet of consumer spyware apps, including TheTruthSpy, share a common security vulnerability that exposes the personal data of hundreds of thousands of Android users.

Our investigation has found victims in virtually every country, with large groups in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Indonesia and India. But the stealthy nature of spyware means that most victims will have no idea their device has been compromised unless they know where to look on their device.

Then, in June, a source provided TechCrunch with a cache of files purged from TheTruthSpy’s internal network servers.

The cache included a list of all Android devices compromised by any of TheTruthSpy’s network spyware apps, including Copy9, MxSpy, iSpyoo, SecondClone, TheSpyApp, ExactSpy, GuestSpy, and FoneTracker. Apart from their names, these applications are almost identical and all communicate with the same server infrastructure.

The list contains either the IMEI number or unique advertising ID associated with each compromised device up to April 2022, when the data was presumably deleted from the spyware’s internal network. TechCrunch verified the authenticity of the list by matching the known IMEIs of the burner and the virtual devices we used in our investigation of the spyware network.

Using this list of compromised devices, TechCrunch has created a Spyware Finder tool to help you check if your Android device has been compromised by TheTruthSpy apps and provide resources to remove spyware from your device.

How does the spyware scanner work?

Before you start, it’s important to have a safety plan in place. The Coalition Against Stalkerware and the National Network to End Domestic Violence offer advice and guidance for victims and survivors of stalkerware.

This is how you start with the tool.

1. First, find a device you know is safe, like a trusted friend’s phone or a computer at a public library.

2. Visit that same web page from that trusted device.

3. Enter the IMEI number or Advertising ID of the device you suspect may be compromised into the search tool. You might want to check both.

Here’s how you find them:

  • An IMEI number is a 14-15 digit number that is unique to your cell phone. From your phone’s dial pad, type ✱#06# and your IMEI number (sometimes called MEID) should appear on your screen. You may need to press the call button on some phone models.
  • Your device’s Advertising ID can be found in Settings > Google > Ads, although some versions of Android may differ slightly. Advertising IDs vary but are usually 16 or 32 characters long and are a mix of letters and numbers.

If you have reset or deleted, or if your advertising ID has otherwise changed since the spyware was installed, this tool may not identify your device as compromised.

The IMEI number can be found by dialing *#06# - or star pound zero six pound.  Your device's Ads ID can be found through Settings, then Google, then Ads.

If the spyware scanner returns a “match”, it means that the device’s IMEI number or advertising ID was found in the leaked list and the corresponding device was compromised by one TheTruthSpy spyware apps no later than April 2022.

If you get a “probable match”, it means that your device’s IMEI number or advertising ID matches a record in the list, but the entry may contain extraneous data, such as the name of the manufacturer of the device. ‘device. This result means that the corresponding device has probably been compromised by one of TheTruthSpy apps, but you should confirm by checking for signs that spyware is installed.

If “no match” is found, it means that there is no record matching this device in the leaked list of compromised devices. This does not automatically mean that the device is free from spyware. Your device may have been compromised by spyware after April 2022 or may have been targeted by another type of spyware.

What do I do now?

To confirm if an Android device is currently compromised, you should look for signs that spyware is installed. This guide explains how to find evidence that your phone has been compromised by spyware and how to remove it from your phone.

Since spyware is designed to be stealthy, please keep in mind that removing spyware will likely alert the person who installed it, which could lead to a dangerous situation. The Coalition Against Stalkerware and the National Network to End Domestic Violence offer support, advice and resources on how to create a safety plan.

Other questions:

What does this spyware scanner do?

This search tool allows you to check if your Android device was compromised by any of TheTruthSpy apps before April 2022.

TechCrunch obtained a list containing the device’s unique IMEI or Advertising ID collected from each compromised device. Each cellular-connected phone or tablet has a unique IMEI number hard-coded into the device’s hardware, while advertising IDs are built into the device’s software and can be easily reset and changed by the user.

Once the spyware is installed, it sends one of the phone’s identifiers back to its servers, just like many other apps do for legitimate reasons such as advertising, although Google has largely blocked developers from accessing the numbers. IMEI from 2019 in favor of more user controllable advertising IDs. .

This search tool does not store submitted IMEI numbers or advertising IDs, and therefore no data is shared or sold.

Why did TechCrunch create a spyware scanner?

The list does not contain enough information for TechCrunch to personally identify or notify individual device owners. Even if this were the case, we could not contact the victims for fear of also notifying the person who planted the spyware and creating a dangerous situation.

A phone can store some of a person’s most personal and sensitive information. No member of civil society should ever be subjected to such invasive surveillance without their knowledge or consent. By offering this tool, anyone can check if this spyware has compromised their Android device anytime or anywhere it is safe.

The search tool cannot tell you if your device is currently compromised. It can only tell you if there is a match for a device ID found in the leaked list, indicating that the device was likely compromised sometime before April 2022.

What can this spyware do?

Consumer spyware apps are often touted as child monitoring apps, but these apps are also referred to as “stalkerware” or “spouseware” for their ability to track and monitor other people, such as spouses and domestic partners, without their consent.

Apps like TheTruthSpy are downloaded and installed by someone with physical access to a person’s phone and are designed to remain hidden from home screens, but will silently and continuously download call logs, text messages, photos , browsing histories, call recordings and real-time location. phone data without the knowledge of the owner.

What is the security flaw?

The nine known spyware applications in TheTruthSpy’s network share the same infrastructure, but due to poor quality coding, they also share the same security vulnerability. The flaw, officially known as CVE-2022-0732, is simple to abuse and allows anyone to remotely gain nearly unlimited access to a victim’s device data.

Without expecting the vulnerability to be patched, TechCrunch has released network details to help victims identify and remove the spyware if safe to do so.

Legal stuff

If you use this spyware scanner, TechCrunch will collect your IMEI number or advertising ID and your IP address for the sole purpose of helping you identify if your device has been compromised by this spyware. IMEI numbers and advertising IDs are not stored, sold or shared with third parties and are deleted once you receive the results from the Spyware Scan Tool. IP addresses are briefly stored to limit automated queries only. TechCrunch is not responsible for any loss or damage to your device or data and makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the results. You use this tool at your own risk.

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GAIL LETHBRIDGE: Spyware is scary, but we’ve made our lives an open book https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/gail-lethbridge-spyware-is-scary-but-weve-made-our-lives-an-open-book/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 09:22:31 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/gail-lethbridge-spyware-is-scary-but-weve-made-our-lives-an-open-book/ Have you ever felt like Spidey sensed someone was watching you? Track your every move, read your text messages and emails, listen to your phone calls and look at the photos on your phone? Sound a bit paranoid? Well, it’s not. Welcome to the era of mercenary spyware. It can break into your cell phone […]]]>

Have you ever felt like Spidey sensed someone was watching you? Track your every move, read your text messages and emails, listen to your phone calls and look at the photos on your phone?

Sound a bit paranoid? Well, it’s not.

Welcome to the era of mercenary spyware. It can break into your cell phone and send everything on it to another source that wants to know what you’re doing, where you’re going, and who you’re talking to.

In official parlance, these technologies are known as “On-Device Investigative Tools” (ODIT), which sounds less heinous than mercenary spyware. I guess the naming convention depends on how these tools are used.

This week, the RCMP was called before the House of Commons Ethics and Privacy Committee to explain its use of this invasive spyware. It turns out the RCMP has deployed them in 32 investigations since 2017.

The police sometimes rely on them to catch the bad guys – criminals who use children for sex, terrorists, drug dealers and murderers.

The RCMP says these tools are not intended for mass surveillance operations and rarely receive approval for use. They are no different from conventional surveillance methods that have been deployed in police departments for years: things like listening devices or hidden cameras to monitor criminal behavior.

That might be an understatement. Experts describe this spyware as “wiretapping on steroids”. These are highly sophisticated software harpoons designed to infect your phone or computer and spread the data elsewhere.

The zero-click capability of some of these tools is particularly shocking. This means they can access your phone or computer even if you don’t click on a bad link or connect to a leaky Wi-Fi network in a public place.

It’s very good when you want to catch criminals. But what about those digital spy tools that aren’t used for other purposes? And who gives approval for their use?

What if governments or police use them to monitor activists with programs they don’t like? And then there’s the specter of rogue dictators or terrorist groups getting their hands on these tools to hack into national intelligence data.

We don’t know where the developers sell their products. We also don’t know if developers steal code and use it for their own purposes. There is little or no regulation.

Privacy experts say this technology could seriously harm individuals, national security and democracies and should be more tightly controlled, so that law enforcement, governments and malicious actors cannot abuse this spyware.” extremely intrusive”.

If you believe that privacy is a fundamental human right, your human rights could indeed be violated by this spyware.

It is therefore important to obtain transparency and accountability on the use of these tools in order to protect privacy, but there is also an irony here.

As Canadians grit their pearls and wring their hands over the invasion of privacy, they should consider their own complicity in giving it up.

Every day, most of us voluntarily submit personal information to privately owned platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Amazon. We give these companies tons of data about our lives, our friends, our whereabouts, and our purchases.

These cute photos of your grandchild or family reunion are collected, compiled and used to create profiles which are stored in vast databases. They are sold to advertisers who target you based on information you provide for free.

This data is also used by political interests to target certain voters. Such interests could be “robot farms” in places like Russia or China that are motivated to harm Western democracies by fomenting rage and insurrection.

We should treasure our privacy, but I’m afraid that ship has sailed before. And no security settings on your phone will protect you from predatory intrusions.

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08/11/2022 | Cops and Courts – August 12, 2022 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/08-11-2022-cops-and-courts-august-12-2022/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 19:36:38 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/08-11-2022-cops-and-courts-august-12-2022/ Park visitors share concerns about horse management SNOW HILL– Despite new safety initiatives, many park visitors continue to have concerns about horse management practices on Assateague Island. While Assateague Island National Seashore has announced new efforts to keep wild horses in the park safe less than a week after a mare was hit by a […]]]>

Park visitors share concerns about horse management

SNOW HILL– Despite new safety initiatives, many park visitors continue to have concerns about horse management practices on Assateague Island. While Assateague Island National Seashore has announced new efforts to keep wild horses in the park safe less than a week after a mare was hit by a car, some say these measures won’t do much…

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Berlin officials discuss safety issues near intersection

Berlin officials discuss safety issues near intersection

BERLIN — Officials this week resumed talks about aligning Decatur Street and Flower Street. Following roadwork by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) at the intersection of Route 113 and Assateague Road, Berlin officials said they still have concerns about safety in the area. Councilor Dean Burrell said the concept was explored several years ago…

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City officials reaffirm interest in skate park

City officials reaffirm interest in skate park

BERLIN — City officials this week asked the Berlin Parks Commission to put in place measures that will help the city make a skate park a reality. During a discussion of the priorities for the city park, members of the public expressed concern that an inclusive playground, a concept first discussed last year, was high on the list of priorities for the city park. the city…

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A month later, the victim’s family confirms their confidence with the authorities, but admits that a lengthy investigation has caused “extreme pain and grief”

A month later, the victim's family confirms their confidence with the authorities, but admits that a lengthy investigation caused

BERLIN – A month after a fatal collision with a pedestrian on Grays Corner Road, near Berlin, claimed the life of a local teenager, there are still more questions than answers, but the victim’s family hopes the closure will be over soon. At approximately 10:45 p.m. on July 11, a black Mercedes was driving eastbound on Grays Corner Road, a service road of…

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Suspect googled ‘how long to strangle someone’ before Jimmie ‘Jay’ Lee disappeared https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/suspect-googled-how-long-to-strangle-someone-before-jimmie-jay-lee-disappeared/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 01:01:00 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/suspect-googled-how-long-to-strangle-someone-before-jimmie-jay-lee-disappeared/ MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – After nearly six hours of testimony, the only suspect in the missing persons case of Ole Miss student Jimmie “Jay” Lee was denied bail after a court hearing on Tuesday. Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, was charged on July 22 with the first-degree murder of Lee, whose body has yet to be […]]]>

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – After nearly six hours of testimony, the only suspect in the missing persons case of Ole Miss student Jimmie “Jay” Lee was denied bail after a court hearing on Tuesday.

Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, was charged on July 22 with the first-degree murder of Lee, whose body has yet to be found.

During the hearing, an Oxford police detective described a tip the department received from one of Lee’s friends shortly after he disappeared.

This friend says he spoke to Lee via a Snapchat video call shortly before 6 a.m. on July 8.

Lee told this friend he met somebody earlier in the night, but the encounter ended in an argument. During that video call, Lee told his friend that he was going back to the person later that night.

Investigators also presented evidence that Herrington messaged Jay Lee at 5:54 a.m. on Snapchat to “come along.” Then the court showed evidence that two minutes later, Herrington searched “how long would it take to strangle someone” on his MacBook computer.

The final thread between the two ended at 6:03 a.m.

The Oxford Police detective also told the court GPS tracking showed the last message was sent from Lafayette Place apartments, where Herrington currently lives.

The prosecution presented surveillance video showing Lee’s car entering Lafayette Place at 6:03 a.m., the same time Lee’s last message was sent to Herrington.

The court then showed video of Lee’s car leaving the Herrington apartment complex about an hour later. The prosecution then showed videos and photos showing Lee’s car traveling through Oxford to Molly Barr Trail at around 7.25am.

Nine minutes later, a man, who prosecutors say is Timothy Herrington, is seen crossing Molly Barr Trail. Lee was never seen leaving this apartment complex.

Investigators claim Herrington was the one who drove Lee’s car through Oxford in an attempt to cover up a murder. The prosecutor says if Herrington is savvy enough to quote “Lure, Kill and Stage” all that, he shouldn’t be released on bail.

The judge ultimately sided with prosecutors and Herrington remains behind bars.

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Factory Process Surveillance Camera Market 2022 Industry Development and Growth Forecast to 2028 – Instant Interview https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/factory-process-surveillance-camera-market-2022-industry-development-and-growth-forecast-to-2028-instant-interview/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 10:56:37 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/factory-process-surveillance-camera-market-2022-industry-development-and-growth-forecast-to-2028-instant-interview/ The Global Factory Process Surveillance Camera Market activity is expected to increase significantly between 2022 and 2028, according to a recent study by MarketsandResearch.biz. The analyst conducts in-depth research on the market size, share, trends, overall revenue, and revenue to appropriately produce a projection and provide expert insights to funders. For key industry players as […]]]>

The Global Factory Process Surveillance Camera Market activity is expected to increase significantly between 2022 and 2028, according to a recent study by MarketsandResearch.biz. The analyst conducts in-depth research on the market size, share, trends, overall revenue, and revenue to appropriately produce a projection and provide expert insights to funders.

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  • Dahua
  • Hanwa
  • ZTE
  • Axis (Cannon)
  • Huawei
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  • Cocoon
  • Bosch security systems
  • Honeywell Security
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