Khushboo Lucknow, 300 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 343 Points View Profile Khushboo Asked: October 27, 20212021-10-27T12:57:04+05:30 2021-10-27T12:57:04+05:30In: GENERAL What are spy and stalkerware apps? What are a spy and stalkerwere apps? current affairesscience & technology Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 307 Answers 60 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-10-27T13:02:49+05:30Added an answer on October 27, 2021 at 1:02 pm Spyware, stalkerware apps gained traction during lockdown Context: Global Cyber-security leader Avast has warned in a note that there was a 51-percent increase in the use of spy- and stalkerware since the lockdown in March until June. What are a spy and stalkerware apps? Spyware or stalkerware refers to tools – apps, software programs, and devices – that let another person (such as an abuser) secretly monitor and record information about your phone activity. Spy and stalkerware apps, like viruses and other malware, infect devices that are connected to the internet. While viruses and malware can be detected by antivirus software, spyware and stalkerware apps disguise themselves as useful and send out stolen data to central servers without the users’ knowledge. A spyware app can also be installed remotely while a stalkerware app can be installed only when someone has physical access to the digitally connected device. How do such apps work? Spyware: For spyware apps, the easiest method is to disguise the spying code inside the unauthorized versions of other apps and then try and market such premium apps. Stalkerware: Stalkerware apps, on the other hand, seek explicit permissions at the time of their installation. Once the app is installed on the phone, it can be hidden from the app’s menu into the background, from where they continue functioning. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about different types of Orbits. What are salt secreting Mangroves?
Spyware, stalkerware apps gained traction during lockdown
Global Cyber-security leader Avast has warned in a note that there was a 51-percent increase in the use of spy- and stalkerware since the lockdown in March until June.
What are a spy and stalkerware apps?
How do such apps work?