Category: stalkerware

Hackers uncover new TheTruthSpy stalkerware victims: Is your Android device compromised?

A consumer-grade spyware operation called TheTruthSpy poses an ongoing security and privacy risk to thousands of people whose Android devices are unknowingly compromised with its mobile surveillance apps, not least due to a simple security flaw that its operators never fixed. Now, two hacking groups have independently found the flaw that allows the mass access […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Stalkerware apps PhoneSpector and Highster appear to shut down

The makers of two phone surveillance services appear to have shuttered after the owner agreed to settle state accusations of illegally promoting spyware that his companies developed. PhoneSpector and Highster were consumer-grade phone monitoring apps that facilitated the covert surveillance of a person’s smartphone. Commonly dubbed stalkerware (or spouseware), these apps are typically planted on […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

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