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dx22
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Registered: ‎11-26-2010
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How to create hidden process for a spy app

If you wanted to create background hidden process for a spy app for instance how would you do it?

 

I want to have a process with no UI, no icons, not visible in the task manager, not appearing in the application manager etc. Which of these things are achievable?

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simon_hain
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My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport

Re: How to create hidden process for a spy app

you can use a system module application. no ui, icons and not visible in the task manager.

it will be still listed as an installed application and appear in the module list, these are part of the security model of BB.
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dx22
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Re: How to create hidden process for a spy app

OK I was awar how to make it without UI but I wanted to avoid it from getting listed in the installed applications and the module list.

I guess the best I could do is give the app less noticeable name and hope that the user won't pay attention :smileytongue:
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simon_hain
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Re: How to create hidden process for a spy app

better not to develop something like this at all.
would be a shame to see a fellow board member end up in prison...
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dx22
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Re: How to create hidden process for a spy app

Wow it might be illegal if you distribute it through app world perhaps.
If it is for private usage is it illegal?
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simon_hain
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Re: How to create hidden process for a spy app

if you use it on your own device it is kind of pointless.
every other use is not private.

if you use it on others there are a number of laws touching this area, but i am no expert in law.

Check out
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Computer-Law-913/2009/3/legalities-email-spying.htm
for an example.
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dx22
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Re: How to create hidden process for a spy app

Wow surely interesting :smileytongue: I will look into it with more detail. I no nothing about law too and I don't know which is the illegal action here - to develop it or to distribute it(because if I do it for instance that doesn't mean that I will be selling it or installing it on devices) too many things to think about :smileyhappy:

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