One of the pre-installed apps, which looks and operates as a wireless update program, automatically installs more apps without user consent, according to Malwarebytes.
And it appears to be a variant of Adups, malware previously traced to China, which transmits text, call-location and app data to a Chinese server every 72 hours.
China is so far ahead of the US in terms of hacking and spyware. And this is only the stuff that they didn’t even bother hiding…
Btw the image used is a repeat from a
2018 article about Lebanon-based spyware installed on phones in five different countries.
Missile strikes are distractions. The next war will be online.
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Tags: Android, China, FCC, information, Internet, malware, smartphones, spying, spyware, technology, UMX, war •
This is already a few months old, but I thought I’d finally get around to blogging about it: The “ancient iPhone” of “Russia’s Atlantis.”
Spoiler alert: it’s not one, and there was no such place. But that didn’t stop the “news” from spreading.
alien, archaeology, authenticity, blogging, BS, education, fake news, fools, Internet, news, Russia, technology, writing •
Tags: archaeology, Atlantis, discoveries, facepalm, fake news, iPhone, media, newspapers, reporting, Russia, technology •
I wrote about this a couple of days ago (based on an article from two weeks prior), but it’s interesting to see random websites suddenly jumping on the “we’ll all get rich!” asteroid mining band wagon. Hey, everybody, let’s copy-paste stuff and not use our brains!
A new article by rt.com even includes two click-bait links to “how gold was formed” that have nothing whatsoever to do with NASA’s probe to (16) Psyche. Of course, we shouldn’t expect any less from an obvious Russian “news” distributor. But in the interests of calling out the bad reporting in this and similar “news” articles spread online recently, let’s give this a hearty smack-down.
asteroids, astronomy, authenticity, BS, fake news, Internet, money, Russia, science, solar system •
Tags: 16-Psyche, asteroids, bad astronomy, fake news, Fullmetal, gold, NASA, Psyche •
Most people aren’t aware they are being watched with beacons, but the “beacosystem” tracks millions of people every day. Beacons are placed at
airports, malls, subways, buses, taxis, sporting arenas, gyms, hotels, hospitals, music festivals, cinemas and museums, and even on billboards.
Big Brother is Watching…and Sending You Ads. And Ads. And Ads…
ads, Big Brother, Internet, science, statistics, technology, writing •
Tags: beacons, Big Brother, Bluetooth, Internet, paranoia, spying, spyware, surveillance, third-party, tracking •