The sinister nature of Stalkerware

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Ranson Burkette & Tony Anscombe | Season 4 Episode 8

Show notes

Stalkerware is monitoring software which enables a remote user to track the activities of another user’s device. With stalkerware appearing in news headlines around the world, this week we discuss what this dangerous software is, how it spies on its victims, and how you can detect it on your device. We also discuss the privacy implications of stalkerware and share helpful resources for victims seeking help. 

Links 

What is spyware? www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-57894917 

Stalkerware surges in 2021 www.zdnet.com/article/stalkerware-adoption-rates-surge-over-2020-hundreds-of-vulnerabilities-found/ 

NCSA Stalkerware tip sheet  staysafeonline.org/resource/stalkerware-tip-sheet/  

National Domestic Violence Hotline www.thehotline.org