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Mac malware exists in all shapes and sizes and new digital parasites evolve every day. Whether it’s adware, trojan horses, keystroke loggers, viruses or other spyware, stay up-to-date and discover more information about the latest threats targeting your Mac here.


    • Type:
    • Keylogger
    • Platform:
    • Mac OS X
    • Last updated:
    • 02/09/16 9:14 pm
    • Threat Level:
    • High


AceSpy is a keylogger marketed as a parental monitoring tool, but like all keystroke logging software, it can be used to monitor the activities of any computer on which it is installed.

Designed to run undetected on the host computer, AceSpy creates detailed records of the system’s activities and forwards them to an email address controlled by whoever installed the program. In addition to logging keystrokes, AceSpy records web and search activity, email conversations, and social media interactions; it is also able to take screenshots and access the host computer’s webcam. The software can record both sides of instant messenger conversations in several chat clients, and supports real-time viewing of these conversations by the keylogger’s administrator.

AceSpy is no longer sold directly by the developer, but is still available through various download sites. As of 2018, the company which developed AceSpy announced that it had suspended several successor products offered through their website, citing illegal hacking which had exposed customers’ photographic data.

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