In an effort to boost Android security against "stalkerware," Kaspersky Lab is set to alert users of the malware's presence on their phone, Motherboard reports. “We decided to review how our own products treat such software. As a result, we now flag commercial spyware with a specific alert which warns users of the dangers stalkerware poses,” Kaspersky Security Researcher Alexey Firsh said in a news release. Kaspersky found stalkerware on 58,487 Androids last year using its antivirus software. A joint study from New York University and Cornell University last year revealed that most antiviruses don't recognize stalkerware as malware since it's not an illegal app.
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