Stalkerware advertising ban by Google a welcome, if incomplete, step

Google will no longer allow advertising of stalkerware and spyware tools, but a written exception could allow some companies to skirt the rules.

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Coalition Against Stalkerware bulks up global membership

The Coalition Against Stalkerware brought aboard 11 new organizations to address the potentially dangerous capabilities of stalkerware.

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International Women’s Day: awareness of stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps on the rise

For International Women’s Day, Malwarebytes is measuring the impact of our own campaign to raise awareness and protect users. These are the numbers on stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps.

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Malwarebytes teams up with security vendors and advocacy groups to launch Coalition Against Stalkerware

Today, Malwarebytes is announcing its participation in a joint effort to stop invasive digital surveillance: the Coalition Against Stalkerware.

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15,000 webcams vulnerable to attack: how to protect against webcam hacking

We take a look at the ever-present threat of webcam hacking, and what you can do to avoid being caught out.

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Mobile stalkerware: a long history of detection

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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Mobile Menace Monday: beware of monitoring apps

We mobile researchers sometimes classify apps in order to warn users of its presence because of its potential harm, but leave it up to the users’ discretion to remove. This is the case when it comes to a subcategory of PUPs called monitors. Monitoring apps are those that can be great tools if you lose your phone, but could also be easily used to spy on an unsuspecting target.

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