There are a number of spyware iPhone 4 products available for users of the most popular smartphone device on the planet. Unfortunately, not all programs are created equal. Here are a few bits of advice on some of the more recognizable brand names.
Out of Sight with Spyera
Spyera is one of the top spyware programs for iPhone. Without state-of-the-art software tools available to professional investigators, the average person will not be able to find evidence of the program on a phone.
This program, like many spyware options designed for iPhones, require the device be jailbroken to operate. As such, it is possible for the user to deduce their phone is running spyware if they notice unusual tweaks to the operating system or the popular jailbreaking app Cydia.
Better Off Elsewhere
Spy Bubble is one of the least advanced programs on the spyware market. Its primary downfall is that it leaves traces of installation files behind. The average iPhone user is unlikely to recognize these files as spyware, yet someone with advanced technical knowledge almost certainly will.
The files are typically found in a subdirectory with names that end in .apk, .radioadv, or even include the word “download.” Folders with secret.txt or buddy.txt files might also be found. As you can see, this program is simply not as advanced as it claims.
To change settings within this program, the person who intends to monitor a target device must dial a personal identification number (PIN) on said device. The PIN is not always automatically deleted from the call log of the target phone. If you have Spy Bubble and want to check whether this is the case, the default PIN will begin with a hash tag (pound sign) and end with an asterisk.
Flexispy is another somewhat questionable program. It has been reported that a device with Flexispy installed may periodically receive a message stating an unknown user had gained access to the device. In addition, the stealth text message features available with this program are compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile but not with Verizon and Sprint.
This means text messages sent to a target device – which is how the program allows users to modify functions on the target device – are not always deleted. At $350 per year, Flexispy is one program not worth the high price tag.
More Good Options
Mobistealth is much more difficult to locate once installed. Smartphones have security software called Lookout installed at the time of purchase. Mobistealth hides under a folder of a similar name. If the owner of a targeted device where to happen upon that folder, he or she might find files about logged pictures or other configurations that contain FTP credentials suspicious.
Mobilespy not longer available – also leaves, at best, a trail of breadcrumbs for a user to follow. After digging upon layer upon layer of files, folders and subdirectories, one may find an xml file named MobileSpyData. Within that file there is reportedly an email address to which data updates are sent.
Nevertheless, most users will never find this information. For concerned parents and suspicious spouses spyware iPhone 4 is the way to go.