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Monitoring-Tool:Android/CellShark.A

Classification

Category:  Riskware

Type:  Monitoring-Tool

Platform:  Android

Aliases:  -

Summary


CellShark.A is a commercial monitoring tool used to track users' activities on a device.

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Technical Details


CellShark.A is a commercial monitoring tool that is marketed as CellShark Mobile Spy Monitor. It operates silently in the background, monitoring users'activities on the device and uploading the details to a remote website.

The following information are periodically monitored, collected, and uploaded to http://[...]desktopshark1.com[...]:

  • SMS messages
  • Phone call record
  • Location (GPS coordinate)
  • Contact information

CellShark.A listed as Phone Manager

While apps with such behavior may be legitimately used by the device's authorized user, they are classified by security programs as riskware because in the hands of unauthorized users, they can also be used to cause damage to the user's data or the device.

If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the program and consent to its use, you may choose to keep it installed on your device.

Description Created: 2012-08-16 00:00:00.0

Description Last Modified: 2012-08-16 00:00:00.0