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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Using an Android Phone? Watch Out! It May Be Spying on You.

Malware previously used to spy on activists using iPhones is now also targeting Android handsets, according to a Lookout and Google investigation.

A new version of one of the most sophisticated forms of mobile spyware has been discovered, and this time it’s being used to spy on Android users. Created by the notorious “cyber arms dealer” NSO Group, it forced Apple to release a security fix for iPhones and iPads in order to protect users. Now an Android version has appeared and, so far, there is no fix for it.

The Android espionage tool performs similar spying functions to its iOS counterpart, allowing those using it to capture keylogs, images, and live audio as well as monitor and extract data from apps including texts, emails, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook and Twitter, exfiltrate browser history, and gain access to contacts.

Details may be found at

Categories: Cell Phones

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