Saturday, November 25, 2017

Buy an App - Bug a Phone

Commercial spying apps for Android devices are being openly advertised on Google and – upon installation – can be used to snoop on text messages, calls and Facebook chats.

While they are advertised as a way for parents to keep track of their children, or businesses to watch employees, experts warn they could be used for more nefarious – potentially illegal – purposes. According to security firm Kaspersky Lab, the popularity of such services is spiking.

Now, there is often no need for the dark web or sophisticated hacking attacks – surveillance software can be quickly discovered with a simple Google search and purchased online for well under £100 ($133.00)...

One company, FlexiSpy, was even advertising 20% off its services for 2017's Black Friday. more

There is also an app to detect this.