The digital security company Axur launches today a free tool to check if the cell phone is being tracked. To do so, the user only needs to inform the smartphone’s IMEI, which works as a unique identifier for the device. The company demonstrated the novelty exclusively to the TechTudo and warns that people may be unknowingly being spied on.
According to cybersecurity director Thiago Bordini, the virus – technically called spyware – is embedded in casual games and apps available at alternative Android and iPhone stores. The user installs the app and, without knowing it, also takes malicious code into the smartphone.