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These 7 Apps Are Android Stalkerware

Posted On: Jul 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Fortune

Google has removed seven apps from its Google Play Store that were designed for spying on employees, romantic partners, and children.
On Tuesday, security company Avast reported four apps to Google that let people track a user's whereabouts, see their contact list, text messages and even call history. The next day, the same company detected three more apps that were also intended for snooping.
Google, which has a policy banning apps that “secretly monitor or harm users,” removed the apps shortly after the reports.
The apps were “Spy Kids Tacker,” “Phone Cell Tracker,” “Mobile Tracking,” “Spy Tracker,” “SMS Tracker,” “Employee Work Spy,” and “Track Employees Check Work Phone Online Spy Free”. Users had installed the seven apps 130,000 times.
People who have these apps on their Android phones should delete them. Unfortunately for users, the malicious apps can be hidden on phones, potentially making them difficult for people to know that they are even present.
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