Google removes seven spy apps from the store

Google has removed seven spy apps from the Play Store for Android smartphones. That happened after internet security company Avast discovered the apps and presented their findings them to the Google.

With the apps it was possible to stalk employees, children or partners. To do this, the app must be installed on the target’s phone. Then, for example, the location, contact list, text messages and call history can be viewed.

After installing the apps, no icon is visible. This makes it difficult for the target to find out that the spyware has been installed on his smartphone.

The seven apps had names such as Spy Kids Tracker, Employee Work Spy and Phone Cell Tracker. The apps were installed 130,000 times in total. Two of them, Spy Tracker and SMS Tracker, together had more than 100,000 downloads.

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