TechCrunch: A ‘stalkerware’ app leaked phone data from thousands of victims

TechCrunch: A ‘stalkerware’ app leaked phone data from thousands of victims. “The app, KidsGuard, claims it can ‘access all the information’ on a target device, including its real-time location, text messages, browser history, access to its photos, videos and app activities, and recordings of phone calls. But a misconfigured server meant the app was also spilling out the secretly uploaded contents of victims’ devices to the internet.”

BetaNews: Security companies and domestic violence organizations join in Coalition Against Stalkerware

BetaNews: Security companies and domestic violence organizations join in Coalition Against Stalkerware. “Ten organizations including Avira, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes and NortonLifeLock, have joined in a global initiative called the Coalition Against Stalkerware. Stalkerware programs carry the possibility for intrusion into a person’s private life and are being used as a tool for abuse in cases of domestic violence and stalking.”

Make Tech Easier: Stalkers Are Increasingly Using Phone Apps to Follow Their Victims

Make Tech Easier: Stalkers Are Increasingly Using Phone Apps to Follow Their Victims. “Stalking is something that is as old as time. As long as there have been people and relationships, there has been obsession and a desire to soak up every bit of information about a person, but not in a good way. Today’s technology is making it easier for stalkers to continue on with their mission to control, and they are increasingly doing it with the aid of phone apps.”

CNET: Instagram is shutting down a creepy app that lets you stalk loved ones

CNET: Instagram is shutting down a creepy app that lets you stalk loved ones. “A new app is looking to revive one of the creepiest Instagram features and encouraging people to spy on their significant others through social media. Critics said the app’s offerings make it resemble stalkerware.”

Motherboard: This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can’t Even Tell You About It

Motherboard: This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can’t Even Tell You About It. “A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server freely accessible over the internet. And it still hasn’t taken the data down.”