Hidden code in certain apps has been sending your data to… a US Intelligence defense contractor??

Apparently app creators were PAID to put an SDK from Measurement Systems into their app, which harvested data like precise location, email, and phone numbers, nearby computers and mobile devices, information that is stored in the phone’s clipboard including passwords, and it had the ability to scan parts of the phone’s file system, including specifically the files stored in the WhatsApp downloads folder.

According to the WSJ, the company collecting the data “is linked through corporate records and web registrations to a Virginia defense contractor that does cyber intelligence, network-defense and intelligence-intercept work for U.S. national-security agencies.”

We give you all the details.

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0:00 Pre-roll
0:49 Overview
1:41 Google Bans Apps Secretly Stealing Your Data
3:01 What does the malware DO?
4:21 How did the malware get in the code?
8:39 Who is responsible? Reports link to a VA defense contractor!
10:33 Full List Of Affected Apps
13:01 MailChimp HACKED! Crypto Users Targeted
17:38 CashApp HACKED!
21:16 Twitter Poll and Viewer Tweets
24:20 Quiz Questions Winner!
26:30 Show Out and Thanks

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You can find the full report on the spyware, along with the list of apps affected:

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Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

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USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

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