Linked – Apple advises immediate update to iOS 9.3.5 after discovery of targeted iPhone spyware | Macworld

Apple released an update to iOS 9 on Thursday—iOS 9.3.5—that patches multiple critical zero-day vulnerabilities that have been shown to already have been deployed, allegedly by governments to target activists and dissidents, according to a report from Citizen Lab and Lookout Security. Apple turned around an update within 10 days from when the company received…

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Conduct Computer Forensics without a proper license: Go to Jail?

At least that’s what the rule is now in the State of Michigan. I agree with the commentary at the end of the article. Commentary: It is disappointing that the Michigan legislature does not require licensed professional investigators to be certified in computer forensics before they can provide computer forensic services. The law raises considerable…

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Complicated Situations for Tech Consultants

Bryce Whitty has a list of 7 situations you may find yourself in as a consultant, and asks how you would handle them. There’s some interesting discussion going on in the comments. I do have one comment, regarding number 7 “A male client wants you to setup monitoring software on his wife?s computer because he…

Spyware cleanup Epilogue

OK, so the first, obvious question, which Mark asked in the comments, and Steven Vore referenced in his blog post, was why go through all this? Why not just reformat the drive and reinstall Windows? Well the answer to that is multi-faceted. One, if I had just reformatted I wouldn’t have near the blog fodder…