Truth be told, smart phones can have spyware downloaded to them through websites, Bluetooth connections, multi-media messages, opening attachments to e-mails or even by opening photos with secret information embedded in it!
In fact, the “smarter” the cell phones, the easier it is to hide spyware on your cell phone.
Unless you take specific steps to password protect your phone – and require the password for every call you make or take and every Internet access you make – you can be a target for cell phone spyware.
Spyware programs can collect the following information and possibly more:
Access to incoming and outgoing messages (phone, text, email),
access phone calls, e-mail, text, multi-media messages and webpage histories
ability to listen to conversations not on the phone but in the [...]