New algorithm discovers hundreds of Android ‘creepware’ apps

Academic researchers from New York University, Cornell Tech, and NortonLifeLock have discovered hundreds of so-called creepware apps available on the Android Play Store, which Google has since removed. As ZDNet reports, creepware refers to any app that is able to “stalk, harass, defraud, or threaten another person, directly or indirectly,” but isn’t fully-featured enough to class as spyware.

Link: New algorithm discovers hundreds of Android ‘creepware’ apps
via mashable.com

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