OT: Is SPYWARE still a threat? Is the iPhone 5 vulnerable?
Forgive my ignorance, but I haven't thought about or looked into this topic for a long time. A client told me today they think their spouse has installed spyware on their mobile phone.
This person thinks it was done REMOTELY! I can understand that, if someone has possession of your mobile device for a few minutes, they might be able to download a spyware program.
However, I have a hard time believing that someone could install anything--much less spyware--remotely without your knowledge and without your phone in hand. And I would think the latest smartphones from Apple would have safeguards for this stuff.
Anyway, if anyone would be so kind as to get me up to speed, I would greatly appreciate it. I would like to allay the person's fears, for one thing....
(And I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question--I looked around and didn't see anything better etc.)