I have released the latest version of Kisses. I promised everyone in my Hack In The Box presentation that I would release newer versions of the toolkit Bugs & Kisses. Today, I hopefully deliver on that promise. As far as I’m aware, this tool is the first of its kind to be offered to BlackBerry users that is free. In short, the tool detects hidden programs installed on your handheld. If any are found, it allows you to reveal them so that you can remove them more easily. If you recall the Etisalat fiasco, their spyware tool would hide itself and make it very difficult for an average user to remove from his BlackBerry [whitepaper here]. With Kisses, you will be able to reveal such programs very easily. Additionally, Kisses also shows you any hidden processes on your handheld. It also allows you to drill down further into each program and reveal information about its vendor, download date/time, size and process id.
Before I released the tool, I had a lot of people asking me if it will detect the FlexiSpy program. While I didn’t want to spend close to $200 just to find out if it does, I am very certain that Kisses can detect it. How do I know? Because Kisses will probe 2 areas of your handheld: 1) All running processes belonging to all applications on your handheld 2) All installed applications regardless of whether they are hidden or not. This gives you an idea of exactly what is running on your handheld at any one time. By letting you drill down further, you can discover more details of each application module. With these capabilities, you’re bound to find not only FlexiSpy, but other bits of spyware or suspicious applications as well (provided an undiscovered variant exists).
This is a project I’m very keen in and will be actively pursuing its upkeep. I have a whole list of enhancements and features to add to it. You can check the website for updates. Alternatively subscribing to this blog, following me on twitter or LinkedIn will also keep you updated.
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