An advisory has been released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warning consumers of stalking apps. These applications are classified as spyware that secretly monitor smart phones. These apps have been found collecting and sharing information such as call history, text messages, photos, GPS locations, and browser history without the users knowledge. Although apps can be useful, some may be used maliciously.
Therefore, it is advised that smart phone users, who suspect to have illegitimate stalking apps on their devices, consider the following steps
The Guyana National CIRT recommends users and administration to follow these guidelines and to apply them where necessary.
Beware of Stalking Apps (US-Cert)