OSC Guardian - Safety Advice


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Security issues with the Android Smartphones!

♦ More and more security vulnerabilities are being exposed for Android smartphones. "A team of security researchers has created a proof-of-concept Trojan for Android handsets that is capable of listening out for credit card numbers - typed or spoken - and relaying them back to the application's creator," reports Thinq.co.uk. "Once installed... Soundminer sits in the background and waits for a call to be placed - hence the access to the 'Phone calls' category. When triggered by a call, the application listens out for the user entering credit card information or a PIN and silently records the information, performing the necessary analysis to turn it from a sound recording into a number."

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