Creepware refers to malicious software, designed to invade the privacy of individuals without their knowledge or consent, spy on their activities, and report data back to the attacker. It involves unauthorized surveillance and tracking the person’s online activities such as their browsing behavior.
See also: spyware, stalkerware, ghostware
To install creepware on the device, the attacker must have physical access to it or trick the user into installing it themselves. For example, they may send an email with a malicious link or attachment.
That’s why, to prevent creepware you should always keep your software up to date, be careful before clicking on any suspicious links, and only download software from reputable sources.
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