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18 July 2019Fortune

These 7 Apps are Android Stalkerware

“In addition to being a terrible violation of privacy, stalkerware can be linked directly to domestic violence. These apps are highly unethical and should not be on the Google Play Store as they can be used by employers, stalkers, or abusive partners to spy on their victims without their knowledge ... (see more)

17 July 2019CNET

Google removes stalkerware apps after researchers discover trackers on Play Store

"Some of these apps are offered as parental control apps, but their descriptions draw a different picture, telling users the app allows them to 'keep an eye on cheaters.'" Nikolaos Chrysaidos, Head of Mobile Threat Intelligence, on the seven stalkerware apps Avast flagged to Google Play (see more)

17 July 2019Financial Times

Inside the Secretive World of Stalking Apps

The discovery of stalkerware apps in the Google Play Store by Avast's mobile threat intelligence team was included in a Financial Times article about stalking and stalking apps. (see more)

10 July 2019Tom's Guide

Best Mac Antivirus Software 2019

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac was awarded Best Free Antivirus for Mac by Tom's Guide, complimenting its "nearly perfect malware protection and an easy-to-use interface with an imperceptible performance hit." (see more)

3 July 2019Dark Reading

New 'WannaHydra' Malware a Triple Threat to Android

Researchers at Avast reported observing a new version of the malware that combines WannaCry's user interface with new spyware, a banking Trojan, and remote administration functions. (see more)

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