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Xnspy stalkerware spied on thousands of iPhones and Android devices

Xnspy stalkerware spied on thousands of iPhones and Android devices

A little-known phone monitoring app called Xnspy has stolen data from tens of thousands of iPhones and Android devices, the majority whose owners are unaware that their data has been compromised. Xnspy is one of many so-called stalkerware apps sold under the guise of allowing a parent to monitor their child’s activities, but are explicitly marketed for spying on a spouse or domestic partner’s devices without their permission. Its website boasts, “to catch a cheating spouse, you need Xnspy on your side,” and, “Xnspy makes reporting and data extraction simple for you.” Stalkerware apps, also known as spouseware, are surreptitiously planted by someone with physical access to a person’s phone, bypassing the on-device security protections, and are designed to stay hidden from home screens, which makes them difficult to detect. Once installed, these apps will silently and continually upload the contents of a person’s phone, including their call records, text messages, photos, browsing history, and precise location data, allowing the person who planted the app near complete access to their victim’s data. But new findings …