Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Smartphone Camera Spying

Well it had to happen...  Smartphone's are now being targeted by webcam hackers.  The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center have developed malicious software that can remotely seize control of the camera.

The malware, named PlaceRaider allows the hacker to spy on the user without their knowledge.  I don't know about you but I take my phone everywhere including the bathroom and the bedroom.  The phone will breach privacy like you never thought possible. 

How will your phone be infected?  It's very simple... the malware will be attached to an app that you download.

The U.S. military can use the malware to capture specific details about the layout of building/home.  By doing so they would be able to create a 3D model of the floor plan obviously giving them strategic advantage. 
PlaceRaider is the first known example of malware developed to spy using the high-definition camera.  The test was done in collaboration with the U.S Navy and a team at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.

C-Slide is working on a mini version of their 2.0 version for Smartphone's.

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