How to Shut Stalkers Out of Your Tech

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Take some of these prescribed steps to lock down your devices and eliminate stalkerware Via consumer reports

Start out with the basics, like changing passwords and reviewing privacy settings on your accounts, Galperin says. An abuser may be getting information through shared calendar apps, social media check-ins, email being forwarded to another account, location sharing on navigation tools or other apps, or well-meaning friends who don’t know about the abuse.

Or the perpetrator could have physical access to your phone or be able to log in to your cellular account to look through call logs, text messages, and billing records.

Once you’ve looked into these access points, see if the situation persists. If it does, your problem could be stalkerware—software that’s covertly placed on computers or mobile devices that can intercept phone calls and text messages, and secretly record other information.

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