A new Trojan horse app has emerged to target Android devices, and this one’s particularly creepy. The app records a user’s phone calls and then uploads them to a remote server. The app was revealed Tuesday by security researcher Dinesh Venkatesan on the Security Advisor Research Blog, published by CA Technologies, now known as Total Defense. While this particular Trojan doesn’t appear to be a threat in the wild–at least not for North American users–it’s a good reminder of the growing threat of mobile malware.
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2011-08-02 Privacy, Security 9 Comments
It’s just sad that we need a damn firewall on our smartphones now days. I’m not saying this as a rant about how insecure these phones are, as this probably can’t be helped… just grieving over the sad state of humanity that this is even necessary. Way too many assholes in the world.