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Is there spyware on my phone – 2019 update

This post originally appeared on our Techsafety.org.au website.

One of our most popular posts ever was one we published back in August 2017 on mobile spyware.

WESNET is pleased to announce we’ve completely updated and revised what we currently know about Mobile spyware. We have to give a big thanks to Dr Diarmaid Harkin, Dr Adam Molnar and Erica Vowles for the research work they did in digging into what’s really happening in the world of spyware.

The new handout is available here.

The TL:DR version is that we’re pretty confident now that if the abuser hasn’t had physical access to your smartphone then it’s pretty unlikely that spyware has been installed on your phone. There’s even better news if you own a iPhone 6 or later and have been keeping the software up to date then its EXTREMELY unlikely you have commercially available spyware on your iPhone.

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