A Simple Calculator To Spy On Android OS

A Simple Calculator To Spy On Android OSMobile Security Center of NetQin Mobile Inc. has reported a new spyware on Android devices. The spyware is made disguised in form of a Tip Calculating application.

Google’s Android OS for mobiles is growing rapidly, in recent statistics Android outplaced iPhone OS from 2nd place in US smartphone market. And such spy apps will keep Adroid users at a edge with privacy.

The program is written such as after installing it to a Android enabled handset, it will make a log of incoming and outgoing text messages and will send the log to pre-set email address hourly. The spy app is named as Simple Tip Calculator. To go to its spyware settings, you first have to open the about page of the application.

Holding down the Carrot App icon in the “About” page, as shown in the screenshot below, will lead the user to the spy settings as follows below.


After entering the default password “spy”, the user will then be taken to the spy status settings where they can enter an email address for mailing the log. After set, the phone will send an email to the entered email address every hour with all the incoming and outgoing text from the phone.

It’s a fact that spy apps are well used by parents to keep track of their children, employers to keep track of their employees and so on. There are a number of vendors selling such products available for Windows and other mobile OS.

Always Keep in mind download the latest version of mobile antivirus and stay away from threat like this.

This Article Was Written By: Rudradeep Biswas

Rudradeep Biswas - Senior Telecom Analyst

The happy guy RDB (stands for Rudradeep Biswas) has been writing for Telecomtalk since 2009, covering mobile operators, 3G, broadband, WiFi, 4G, LTE, telecom policies and what-not related to Indian telecom. He is by profession a doctor, did his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata.

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  • Android spy July 21, 2010 12:19 pm, 12:19 PM

    What is the best Mobile phone anti virus? I heard that Kaspersky is one of the best but not free.

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  • MaNoJ July 15, 2010 11:41 am, 11:41 AM

    Ganesh :
    Heheh! This is just tip of the iceberg! I am sure that there are many more spyware and dangerous apps disguised as legit apps! Since app market is open, it is open to everyone, including spyware and virus! The best option would be to make google or some third pary check all apps before they flood the market!

    It is not possible for google or other application store to check all third party software or applications.
    So the solution is only that you must install latest version of a good mobile anti virus and update it regularly.

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  • Shoeb July 14, 2010 5:54 pm, 5:54 PM

    Where can we get this app from??

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  • -!GS!- July 14, 2010 4:01 pm, 4:01 PM

    Right mr.Ganesh

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  • Ganesh July 14, 2010 3:35 pm, 3:35 PM

    And this is the main reason, which has kept me from switching from symbian to andriod!

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  • Ganesh July 14, 2010 3:34 pm, 3:34 PM

    Heheh! This is just tip of the iceberg! I am sure that there are many more spyware and dangerous apps disguised as legit apps! Since app market is open, it is open to everyone, including spyware and virus! The best option would be to make google or some third pary check all apps before they flood the market!

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