Government Hackers Caught Using Unprecedented iPhone Spy Tool | Motherboard

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This is the first time that anyone has uncovered such an attack in the wild. Until this month, no one had seen an attempted spyware infection leveraging three unknown bugs, or zero-days, in the iPhone. The tools and technology needed for such an attack, which is essentially a remote jailbreak of the iPhone, can be worth as much as one million dollars. After the researchers alerted Apple, the company worked quickly to fix them in an update released on Thursday.

The question is, who was behind the attack and what did they use to pull it off?

It appears that the company that provided the spyware and the zero-day exploits to the hackers targeting Mansoor is a little-known Israeli surveillance vendor called NSO Group, which Lookout’s vice president of research Mike Murray labeled as “basically a cyber arms dealer.”

Read more: Meet NSO Group, The New Big Player In The Government Spyware Business

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IPhone Users Urged to Update Software After Security Flaws Are Found – The New York Times

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Investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target’s mobile phone, was responsible for the intrusions. The NSO Group’s software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user.

In response, Apple on Thursday released a patched version of its mobile software, iOS 9.3.5. Users can get the patch through a normal software update.

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Dials – Clock-based Calendar App with Sync

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This free calendar application for Apple and Android mobile devices may appeal most to users who live by the motto, “one day at a time.” Daily schedules are presented on a 12-hour clock face accompanied by a smaller weekly calendar at the bottom of the screen. When users add daily agenda items, a timer indicates the amount of time until the next agenda item begins. Users can quickly add agenda items for any point in the future. Dials syncs with Google Calendars, so users can easily update appointments and reminders from their Google accounts. For the aesthetically inclined user looking for an alternative to the more traditional calendar applications, Dials’ unique interface may be the solution. Available for Apple devices running iOS 9.0 and up and on Android devices 4.2+. 

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Cloak VPN – Cloak – Super-simple VPN

Cloak is an app for Macs, iPhones, and iPads that helps keep you safe online.

Specifically, Cloak is designed to protect you from security threats when you’re using untrusted and public networks, like at coffee shops, airports, hotels, and conferences.

Cloak turns on automatically the moment you connect to an untrusted network. Use a single Cloak account to log in to all of our apps across any number of iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, or Macs you own.

Secure up to 5 GB of data each month; for casual Internet browsing.$2.99 per month….Get unlimited data for a full year for $99.99 per year.

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The Ultimate PC Bundle Ft. Scrivener & CCleaner Pro | Gizmag Store

Trick Out Your Computer with the Ultimate PC Bundle: 10 Premium Apps for Under $40

Boost your productivity on your PC with 8 apps that will target specific areas of your workflow, and make them better. From Internet surfing, to backing up your files, to photo editing, to website creating, everything you do on your PC will be done with the highest level of efficiency.Read more

Skype 7.0 For Android Delivers New Tablet Interface | Ubergizmo

If you are a frequent user of Skype across numerous platforms, then you would be sure to notice that Microsoft has not neglected Skype users in this aspect, having rolled out new versions and updates from time to time, and their latest effort would be the notably improved version of Skype for Android. Skype 7.0 for Android is said to deliver a revamped tablet interface, and this particular interface is touted to enable even more efficient communication, not to mention introducing a greater level of ease to search for contacts and chats from within the app.

Read more here.

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Apps in Law – Apps for Lawyers Using iPhones & iPads

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Apps in Law highlights the best apps for lawyers in mercifully short, finely-detailed video reviews.

Brett Burney is passionate about technology in the law. He’s a highly-sought after trainer for lawyers and law firms looking to get the most out of their iOS-based devices. Brett has given presentations for numerous state and local bar associations teaching lawyers how to use their iPads, as well as major conferences including the ABA TECHSHOW, ILTA and LegalTech.

Brett is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, an independent and expert legal technology consulting firm. An esteemed author and speaker on legal technology topics, he continues to be a featured presenter at numerous legal technology conferences. Brett also served as Chair of the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW and is frequently quoted in TechnoLawyer, Legaltech News, ABA Journal, and more.

All of the links to apps and the App Store on this site are affiliate links which means Apps in Law (Burney Consultants LLC) will receive a commission on every purchase made through the link. If you prefer, you are welcome to search for the app separately in the App Store and make a purchase apart from this website.

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