How to protect against stalkerware, a murky but dangerous mobile threat

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Stalkerware has capabilities as dangerous as nation-state malware, but is often marketed as legitimate. So how do you protect against stalkerware when it’s not always clear it’s a threat?

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A week in security (September 30 – October 6)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:43:53 +0000

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of September 30 – October 6, including National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Magecart, and more.

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For Cybersecurity and Domestic Violence Awareness months, we pledge to fight stalkerware

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 15:00:14 +0000

Starting today, two hallmark holidays are upon us. No, it’s not Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s both Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s no coincidence these two awareness campaigns overlap. What were once seen as separate realities—the physical and the digital—are increasingly blurred as our offices, schools, and hospitals move from paper to…

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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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