Android App That Infects Your PC

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Kaspersky Labs discovered an Android app that, after infecting your PC, uses your microphone to spy on you. :eek:

We have come across PC malware that infects mobile devices before. However, in this case it’s the other way round: an app that runs on a mobile device (a smartphone) is designed to infect PCs. As soon as the microphone detects sound, the application immediately begins to write audio data to a file using BeginRecording. The program encrypts files and sends them to the master.
 

cptnjarhead

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[QUOTE As soon as the microphone detects sound, the application immediately begins to write audio data to a file using BeginRecording: [/QUOTE]

How does this "infect" your PC?
 

prndll

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very interesting

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oh wait! you can't do that on a SMARTPHONE
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They talk about "older OS's". It's not about that age of the OS. It's about the user not caring much about security (for whatever OS).

"But, I have my anti-virus program and my operating system fully updated!" ............... LMFAO
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This makes the headlines but HTML5 has the ability to turn on the mic (on it's own) and no one says anything.
 

TheBuzzer

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well it infect your pc if you have it to autorun the exe that it downloads onto ur phones sd card.

it could be any virus but it is a weak method.
 

c3141hf

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This is hardly a virus. A virus infects other executables by attaching itself to the executable code. This is an amateurish attempt at a trojan; I mean, who names their function attack? For that matter, who releases a trojan without even attempting to obfuscate the code.
 

DeathPrincess

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This is nothing new! iPhones make you install Malware which can delete your DVD drives and fills your computer with crap software. :p
 
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