Tuesday, October 2, 2012

PlaceRaider app uses your phone camera to spy

New Android Malware App Turns Phone into Surveillance Device

Article Snip: "...Researchers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing introduced PlaceRaider late last week, putting a new spin on burglary and espionage while coining the term visual malware. PlaceRaider exploits innate weaknesses in Android to use the phone’s camera to surreptitiously take photographs, and send that data off to a command and control server where an attacker could build a 3D model of the victim’s environment...."

Reference: threatpost.com