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Definition - What does Snoopware mean?

Snoopware is a term for specific types of malware that monitor activity on smart devices. Snoopware may silently collect data on voice or messaging, or manipulate controls or do other sorts of workbehind the scenes, for example, that could damage systems or change user settings.

Techopedia explains Snoopware

The term snoopware is often applied to systems that specifically target smartphones. In the days before smartphones, the word spyware was often used to talk about malware that provided this kind of monitoring of laptop or desktop environments. For example, modern snoopware may monitor phone calls or text messages on a smartphone, or turn the camera or microphone on or off, or otherwise manipulate the user's smartphone.

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