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Old 11-03-2009, 11:00 PM   #4
sheran-g
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Hello daphne,

Yes, I am the developer of PhoneSnoop.

I think given the recent media coverage of PhoneSnoop, I'd have far more creative and discreet ways of infecting people with spyware than posting a spyware removal tool in a forum or two

I thought Kisses did not need to detect the presence of PhoneSnoop because:

1. PhoneSnoop was a proof of concept
2. It is visible in your homescreen (distinct icon) and applications list
3. It can be easily removed because its not hidden
4. The incoming phonecall is not muted and you will hear it

But given your concern, I think I will add this as a feature in my next release. Users can expect a release in about 10 to 12 hours.

I presented the topic of BlackBerry spyware at the Hack In The Box security conference "hxxp://conference.hackinthebox.org" where I discussed many ways in which spyware can get on your phone. I released my toolkit Bugs and Kisses there as well. My intention was to raise awareness about the topic and provide users with a mechanism for protecting themselves.

I value your concern for both yourself and your forum users. It is a very valid point.

I am not pressuring anyone to install Kisses, I am merely announcing that a free solution is available - whether you choose to install it or not.

Kind regards,
Sheran
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