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Beware of monitoring apps

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2016
Beware of monitoring apps

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Speaking for us mobile researchers, we sometimes classify apps in order to warn users of its presence because of its potential harm, but leave it up to the users’ discretion to remove. This is the case when it comes to a subcategory of PUPs called monitors.

Monitoring apps are those that can be great tools if you lose your phone, but could also be easily used to spy on an unsuspecting target. To show exactly what we are talking about, let’s look at a monitor app found in the Google Play store named Android Lost.

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