Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

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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Parental monitoring apps: How do they differ from stalkerware?

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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Fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play are stealing passwords

We all want those Instagram likes and followers. But what if the app that’s supposed to be assisting you is also stealing your username and password? As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what we found in three fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play.

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A week in security (March 11 – 17)

A roundup of security news from March 11–17 covering our most recent blogs and other news, including Lazarus Group, Emotet, PSD2, reputation management, Google’s Nest, and Firefox Send.

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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A week in security (November 19 – 25)

A roundup of last week’s security news from November 19–25, including a business email compromise attack, deep dive into DNA testing kits, and more troubles for Tesla.

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Fortnite’s Google Play rebuff sparks security concerns for Android users

We take a look at what’s going with gaming juggernaut Fortnite’s decision to snub the Google Play store, why allowing installs from unknown sources on Android is a bad idea, and what the future might bring if such a setup ever catches on.

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Mobile Menace Monday: FakeGift is the gift that keeps on frustrating

Last spring, we found yet another piece of riskware on Google Play we call Android/PUP.Riskware.FakeGift. FakeGift does exactly what its name implies: gives its users fake gifts that can be redeemed for…absolutely nothing.

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Kotlin-based malicious apps penetrate Google market

New malicious apps appear in Google Play abusing Kotlin, the “safest” official programming language for the Android.

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A week in security (January 8 – January 14)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 8 to January 14, including Meltdown and Spectre fallout, apps with naughty ads, and cybercrime surrounding the Winter Olympics.

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