|11 Mar 2014||#1|
| || |
Malware designed to take over cameras and record audio enters Google..
Malware designed to take over cameras and record audio enters Google Play
The scourge of the remote access trojan (RAT)—those predatory apps that use Web microphones and cameras to surreptitiously spy on victims—has formally entered the Android arena. Not only have researchers found a covert RAT briefly available for download in the official Google Play store, they have also detected a full-featured toolkit for sale in underground forums that could make it easy for other peeping Toms to do the same thing.
The specific RAT in Google Play was disguised as a legitimate app called Parental Control, according to Marc Rogers, principal security researcher at Lookout Mobile, a provider of antimalware software for Android phones. He doesn't know exactly how long it was available on Google servers, but he believes it wasn't long. It was downloaded 10 to 50 times.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Malware designed to take over cameras and record audio enters Google..|
|Android malware uses your PC's own mic to record you||Security News|
|Military Smartphone Malware Designed to Steal Your Life||Security News|
|cant record audio||Sound & Audio|
|Google pays record bounty for Chrome bug||News|
|Site designed to test your malware protection||System Security|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 AM.