Sumana Harihareswara: “Pinboard brittleness”
Worrying thread — I didn’t realise Pinboard was at risk of atrophy. This blog is built on it!
Pushwoosh and the Pincer Trojan
yikes. “U.S. Govt. Apps Bundled Russian Code With Ties to Mobile Malware Developer”:
A recent scoop by Reuters revealed that mobile apps for the U.S. Army and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were integrating software that sends visitor data to a Russian company called Pushwoosh, which claims to be based in the United States. But that story omitted an important historical detail about Pushwoosh: In 2013, one of its developers admitted to authoring the Pincer Trojan, malware designed to surreptitiously intercept and forward text messages from Android mobile devices.
(tags: trojans pushwoosh push-notifications apps mobile)