Stalkers Get a New Weapon: Stalkerware 2.0

"Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together, but only one of them knows about it.". Stalking, in many places, is a crime. But it is not a crime to install stalkerware on someone's smartphone. Why is this? Because no developer ever names such applications 'stalkerware'. Naming them as such would … Continue reading Stalkers Get a New Weapon: Stalkerware 2.0

Stalkerware: “Even your grandad will be monitoring phones in no time!”

85% of women entering domestic violence shelters say their attackers stalked them using GPS. 75% of them said their stalkers used remote surveillance tools. Brian Spitzberg  found, in one of the largest studies on the subject, that “2–13% of males and 8–32% of females are victimized by stalking at some point in their adult lives, … Continue reading Stalkerware: “Even your grandad will be monitoring phones in no time!”

Amazon and eBay Stop Sale of Samsung Galaxy 4 Clone: Chinese-Made Star N9500 Found to Contain Pre-Installed Dangerous Spyware

Yesterday, Ebay reported it would no longer be selling the popular Chinese-made Star N9500 smartphone after German security firm, G Data, discovered dangerous pre-installed spyware on the device. Amazon initially refused to comment on the story but, this morning, when I tried to access the page featuring the device, I found that it had been … Continue reading Amazon and eBay Stop Sale of Samsung Galaxy 4 Clone: Chinese-Made Star N9500 Found to Contain Pre-Installed Dangerous Spyware