Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:33:22 +0000

Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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A week in security (July 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 15:50:58 +0000

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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Parental monitoring apps: How do they differ from stalkerware?

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:00:00 +0000

What are the differences between stalkerware apps and parental monitoring apps? What is an “acceptable” or “safe” parental monitoring app? And how can a parent know whether they’re downloading a “legitimate” parental monitoring app or instead a stalkerware app merely disguised as a tool for parents?

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A week in security (July 1 – 7)

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:08:33 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 1-7, including stalkerware, Bitcoin generators, app permissions, Chinese spyware, some giant leaks, and a new malware attack method.

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A week in security (June 24 – 30)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 17:02:56 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 24–30, including top malicious web campaigns, updates on the GreenFlash Sundown exploit, a Malwarebytes initiative to double down on stalkerware detection and awareness, and more.

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Helping survivors of domestic abuse: What to do when you find stalkerware

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 16:51:59 +0000

Starting today, we’re doing more to protect stalkerware victims than improve our detection capabilities. We’re helping survivors understand how to tell if they’re being watched on their devices—and how to safely get out of the situation.

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Mobile stalkerware: a long history of detection

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Does Malwarebytes detect stalkerware? Absolutely, and for good reason. Moreover, we’ve been doing so for a long time—but it’s time to up our efforts.

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When spyware goes mainstream

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Considering using spyware to surveil a cheating partner or keep an eye on the kiddos? Think again. Not only is it an invasion of privacy, but it’s illegal. Learn the telltale signs of spyware and why this suddenly mainstream malware needs to go back underground.

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