Threat Description

Spyware:​Android/Flexispy.K

Details

Aliases: Flexispy, Flexispy.K
Category: Spyware
Type: Spyware
Platform: Android

Summary



Spyware:Android/Flexispy.K is a commercially available monitoring program.



Removal



F-Secure's Mobile Security product automatically blocks installation of this program.



Technical Details



Spyware:Android/Flexispy.K is the Android version of a commercial spyware program already available on various other mobile platforms (Symbian,WinCE andiOS).

Installation

On installation, the program does not display an icon in the Applications menu. The program is only visible under the 'Manage Applications' menu under Settings, but in that location uses the name 'Mobile backup' or 'Sync Manager', with a generic icon.

Activity

When active, this program tracks the following details:

  • Phone calls
  • SMS messages
  • Internet activity
  • GPS location

The program uses services run in the background to perform these activities.

Other variants






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