Infosec links July 11, 2014

Kaspersky Lab uncovers new Android and iOS spying tools - Ian Barker - betanews

A company called Hacking Team has developed a trojan that can spy on both Android and iOS devices. It’s delivered via spear phishing and malware that gets the trojan installed when the phone is synced with an infected computer. Most of the functions appear to be for surveillance purposes. I wonder who would want to purchase such a thing.

More on Hacking Team's Government Spying Software - Bruce Schneier - Schneier on Securit

Well ethical governments of course. At least that’s who Hacking Team claims they sell the trojan to. What’s the criteria for an ethical government?

  • Must be nice to citizens
  • Must feed the hungry
  • Must provide hugs
  • Must not surv$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World's Spy Agencies - Andy Greenberg - WIRED

Really interesting profile on Marquis-Boire who used to work for Google as a security researcher, but now works for First Look Media. His job, to keep journalists who handle sensitive information, e.g. Gleen Greenwald, safe.