Android package file
The application arrives as one of the following application packages:Free version:APK:
SMS Watcher LitePaid version:APK:
SMS Watcher Pro Installation
The application must be manually installed.
Once installed, the application will display a icon depicting a red speech bubble and a yellow envelope.
However, the paid version will not display this icon in the main Applications menu, though it will still appear in the Settings > Applications > Manage Applications menu.
An attacker with access to the device must then configure the application to forward text messages to a predetermined phone number.Permissions
When the application is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
- Send SMS messages.
- Monitor incoming SMS messages.
- Read contact data.
- Access location information, such as GPS, Cell-ID, or WiFi.
The application then forwards all SMS messages on the device to a predetermined phone number.