Monday, February 4, 2013

Android malware hacks your PC and eavesdrops on you using the microphone

Android users beware of the sketchy app (what an appropriate name lol) because this one can hurt. Kaspersky has discovered that this little app has the ability to do these lovely things on your phone:



Send SMS messages
Enable Wi-Fi
Gathering information about the device
Opening arbitrary links in a browser
Upload the SD card's entire contents
Upload an arbitrary file (or folder) to the master's server
Upload all SMS messages
Delete all SMS messages
Upload all the contacts/photos/coordinates from the device to the master

If that`s not enough this little monster  can also download three files to the root directory of your SD card, and when you plug your  phone into a computer in USB drive mode a backdoor runs on your PC. From there it can control your microphone to eavesdrop on your conversations and sends the recordings back it its master.

once again this one is called sketchy and its currently on Google Play, stay away from it if you`re an Android user. Sad thing is it`s quite a popular app too.

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