August 8, 2022

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Spyware vs. Stalkerware: What’s the difference?

There are so many different kinds of malware out there today that it’s easy to get confused about what each type actually does. This is the case with spyware and stalkerware, as one may assume they are one and the same. But is this true? What are the differences and similarities between these two kinds of malware?

What is spyware?

Spyware is generally more well-known than stalkerware and has proven to be a very dangerous kind of malware. Spyware often infects a device via the installation of a malicious app that has disguised itself as harmless. This means you could unknowingly infect your device with malware by downloading a malicious file from the web.