Android stalkerware detection rates surged over 2020



Android stalker and spyware detection surged by 48% over the past year, and not only do these apps invade user privacy, vendors do not appear to care about tackling vulnerabilities found in their creations. 

This week, ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko released telemetry data focused on Android stalkerware detection, revealing that usage of these dubious apps began to climb in 2019 — with a five-fold increase reported in comparison to 2018 — and this trend continued in 2020, highlighting their ongoing popularity.

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