Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Monday February 04, 2013

Android App That Infects Your PC

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.