Commercial spyware applications now available for mobiles

There was an interesting story in the Indian press over the weekend about the availability of commercial spyware starting to become available for mobiles.

Actually it's not what you think, as the report centres on the sale of commercial applications for owners of mobiles that allow them to record and log every cellular interaction their handset makes.

There is, for example, a new application called FlexiSpy, from a company called Vervata, that allows a user to "record every SMS message, view their call history, and more..."

The slight downside is that the application costs 150 euros, which I think is a bit steep for a simple piece of software, although I suspect it's being sold as a hidden snooper-type package, rather than a mobile phone utility...