Lock and Code S1Ep11: Locating concerns of Bluetooth and beacon technology with Chris Boyd

We talk to Chris Boyd about Bluetooth technology, how the tech is used in online advertising today, and more, on the latest episode of Lock and Code.

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Stalkerware advertising ban by Google a welcome, if incomplete, step

Google will no longer allow advertising of stalkerware and spyware tools, but a written exception could allow some companies to skirt the rules.

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Coalition Against Stalkerware bulks up global membership

The Coalition Against Stalkerware brought aboard 11 new organizations to address the potentially dangerous capabilities of stalkerware.

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International Women’s Day: awareness of stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps on the rise

For International Women’s Day, Malwarebytes is measuring the impact of our own campaign to raise awareness and protect users. These are the numbers on stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps.

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Stalkerware and online stalking are accepted by Americans. Why?

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.

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A week in security (November 18 – 24)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 18 – 24, including Coalition against stalkerware, exploit kits, ransomware, data leaks, and juice jacking.

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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.

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Stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem

Those who install stalkerware with the intent to monitor, control, harass, or otherwise abuse their victims typically get away with it, avoiding legal penalty even if there’s plenty of evidence to suggest their guilt.

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A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of October 28 – November 3, including cyberattacks against SMBs, the Internet’s 50th birthday, stalkerware, donation scams, and more.

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Stalkerware developer dealt new blow by FTC

A new government front has emerged against stalkerware—the US Federal Trade Commission. Following enforcement against Retina-X and its founder, what’s next?

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