Mysterious iPhone app spies on Windows machines

24 Jun 2011

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A Windows keylogger technology that transmits the information to an iPhone application is available now on the Apple App Store for €3.99. The app, which could allow people to spy on one another, could find itself delisted from the Apple Store.

Apple has delisted software that spies on iPhone use, such as Retina’s Mobile Spy. Last year, the Google Android Store banned an Android app called Secret SMS Replicator that helps users to spy on text messages.

According to the app’s page on Apple’s App Store: “Spy7Key is the only app that lets you monitor your PC keyboard activity in real time.

“Simply download and install the server application on your PC and start spying using your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Wi-Fi or 3G connection.”

It says the app can be used by husbands or wives to spy on unfaithful spouses or for parental control purposes to protect kids against chatting with strangers.

The SpyKey server application supports PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in English.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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