I just checked the Incognito spyware detection logs for Android for the past 48 hours. I was stunned to see that Incognito has successfully found and removed commercial spyware 300 times during this period, nearly double the amount for the previous 48 hours and approximately 80% above our average. It is clear that the use of commercial spyware is on the rise.
The spy tools that we scan for are not the same as viruses or most malware. The companies that make and sell the spy tools have millions of customers worldwide, and for as little as €7/month, your husband, wife, partner, ex, employer, employee, etc. can be a spy. They need no technical skills and no training to use these spy tools.
They will get access to all information on your device, including:
✓ Listen to all of your calls in real-time.
✓ Who have you called, and who has called you.
✓ Who are you messaging.
✓ Facebook, LINE, WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, etc.
✓ Where you are right now, and where have you been.
✓ See and hear you in real-time.
✓ Every photo and video on your device.
The good news is that Incognito is doing a great job catching all of these spy tools. These spy tools cannot hide from our scanners and we are constantly updating our database, so if someone does install spyware on your phone, we will find and remove it.
In terms of keeping yourself protected from commercial spyware:
- Make sure you are running the latest version of Incognito and scan your device regularly.
- Get a good anti-virus tool and scan your device regularly.
- Make sure you have a strong passcode on your phone and don’t share it with anyone.
- Don’t allow anyone to access your phone unless you trust them fully. It takes 60 seconds to install spyware.
Thanks and have a great rest of your weekend.
Incognito Privacy Care.