Phone screenshots accidentally leaked online by stalkerware-type company

Stalkerware-type company pcTattleTale hasn’t been very careful about securing the screenshots it sneakily takes from its victims’ phones.

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FTC bans SpyFone and its CEO from continuing to sell stalkerware

The US Federal Trade Commission filed its second-ever enforcement action against a stalkerware developer, SpyFone, and its chief executive.

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Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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A week in security (April 19 – 25)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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