Nashua start-up company to offer anti-snooping software
So says Gary Miliefsky, a founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who's heading up a Nashua start-up company that is developing anti-snooping software.
He said smartphones can't prevent people from stealing your phone contact list or emails, which may contain sensitive information."If someone wants to steal your identity and watch you do your bank transactions online or watch your kids, SnoopWall is going to help protect you from those bad people," he said.Some apps that people download on their phone "steal data, and the anti-virus and firewall (protection) never manage those data leakage ports," he said.
The website, AntiVirusTruth.org, said anti-virus software doesn't catch 20 percent of malware, which provides entry to spying on computer users.
A spokesman for CTIA-The Wireless Association, an international nonprofit group representing the wireless communications industry, didn't have an immediate comment Friday.
That news "is going to wake up a lot of people, and people will be worried about online privacy and mobile piracy and eavesdropping, and snooping is a big problem," he said.
He said he couldn't talk about some of his government work.
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