Google will no longer allow advertising of stalkerware and spyware tools, but a written exception could allow some companies to skirt the rules.
Americans may be accepting and minimizing online stalking behaviors, including the use of invasive apps that can pry into a user’s text messages, emails, photos, videos, and phone logs.
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.
We are now seeing malware authors target system apps that are required for mobile devices to function properly. By injecting malicious code within these necessary apps, threat actors have reshaped the landscape of pre-installed malware for the worse.
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.