Spyware will install onto your device in secret, once installed it will start to gather information about you.
Then it will send back to the person who created it to use as they wish. Spyware is mainly used to steal credit card details or passwords for banking websites and serial numbers.
Sometimes spyware can be installed legally, which is usually part of some parental control system to keep a watchful eye out for cyberbullying.
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