Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy

Classification

Riskware

Monitoring-Tool

Android

Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.B, Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.C, Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.E

Summary

MobileSpy is a commercial monitoring tool that logs certain information on the device it was installed on.

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Technical Details

MobileSpy is a commercial monitoring tool that is available from mobile-spy.com. It logs the following information on the device, and forwards them to a remote server:

  • Calendar events
  • Contacts
  • Emails
  • GPS locations
  • Memos
  • Phone calls
  • Photos and videos
  • SMS messages
  • Tasks
  • Visited URLs

The later variants is equipped with a remote wipe feature, which enables users to remove data from the device's SD card calendar, call log, contact, image, and URL bookmark. This feature can be activated through an SMS message containing specific text content.

Variants

  • Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.B
  • Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.C
  • Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.D
  • Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.E

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.

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

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