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Google Removes 857 Apps from Play Store Classified As Creepware
Google has removed nearly a thousand creepware apps on the Android play store after an alarm was sounded by a group of researchers from New York University, Cornell Tech, and Norton LifeLock. A creepware is an app that can "stalk, harass, defraud, or threaten another person, directly or indirectly.” Creepware does not classify as spyware as it is not considered threatening enough. Creepware needs to be combined with other apps to do any serious damage to the carrier. “These openly-sold consumer surveillance programs are often used...
Cybersecurity Firms and Hacktivists Gear Up to Tackle Stalkerware Menace
Once installed on any digital device physically, they are able to access all your files, messages, digital activities, cameras, and GPS locations. In short, they have access to your life activities.  They can be installed remotely through RAT or remote access tools like phishing emails containing malicious attachments or links, which, when clicked, download the spyware without the user’s knowledge. “These openly-sold consumer surveillance programs are often used for spying on colleagues, family members or partners, and are in great d...