A week in security (April 19 – 25)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:31:58 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, from April 19 to 23.

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Android “System Update” malware steals photos, videos, GPS location

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 19:47:54 +0000

A new Android malware can swipe images and video, rifle through online searches, and record phone calls and video. But is it stalkerware?

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Safe Connections Act could help domestic abuse survivors take control of their digital lives

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 23:30:00 +0000

The Safe Connections Act could help domestic abuse and sex trafficking survivors—including those tracked by stalkerware-type applications.

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How your iPhone could tell you if you’re being stalked

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 22:45:00 +0000

The latest Apple iOS beta suggests that iPhone users will be warned about hidden tracking devices in the future, but questions remain.

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The Malwarebytes 2021 State of Malware report: Lock and Code S02E04

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:03:46 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines and talk to Adam Kujawa about the 2021 State of Malware report.

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TinyCheck: Stalkerware detection that doesn’t leave a trace

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 23:45:00 +0000

A new tool from a partner in the Coalition Against Stalkerware can detect stalkerware-type apps without any installation on a phone.

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Extortion, precision malware, and ruthless scams. Read the State of Malware 2021 report

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Through the chaos and devastation of 2020, one form of business seems to have thrived—the creation and operation of malicious software.

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