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Monitoring-Tool:Android/PdaSpy.A

Classification

Category:  Riskware

Type:  Monitoring-Tool

Platform:  Android

Aliases:  -

Summary


PdaSpy.A is a commercial monitoring application that logs device information, which can later be viewed on the PdaSpy website.

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Technical Details


PdaSpy.A is a commercial monitoring application with a 24-hour free or trial lock. It must be manually installed onto the targeted device, and an account at PdaSpy.com must be created.

Once installed, it places no icon on the application menu to avoid being noticed. It just runs silently in the background, logging the following information:

  • Phone calls
  • SMS messages
  • GPS locations

The information can be viewed by visiting the PdaSpy.com and logging in to the user account.

An account at PdaSpy.com is required to view logged data

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