Surveillance firm sells Apple iPad spyware

Graham Cluley

Could someone be spying on the emails you send and the websites you visit on your iPad?

For many the thought that someone could be reading every email you send, secretly logging every call that you make on your mobile phone, or silently tracking your location via GPS would be the stuff of nightmares.

And yet software exists (and is sold completely legitimately online) that does exactly this for those who wish to spy on their workers, or on members of their family.

And now a firm which in the past has made surveillance software to monitor the usage of iPhones, BlackBerrys, and Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian smartphones has announced a version of its snooping software to spy on iPads.

For just $99.97 a year, Mobile Spy customers can access a website that allows them to view a list of every website visited on an iPad,…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.