mic_888 · Aug 8, 2011 at 06:00 am

Android Malware Now Capable of Recording Your Phone Calls

As the Android OS gains momentum, there are an increasing number of reports of Android malware surfacing, and XDA forum member srikanth.naidu has drawn our attention to a new malware recently reported.

The new find, was originally reported by researchers at CA Security and features an advanced Trojan which can record infected devices conversations and upload to a remote server.

The Trojan records the conversation in ‘amr’ format as well as containing other malicious activities, and stores the recorded call in a directory on your SD card.

This highlights that Android users should always check permissions on applications before installing on devices without thinking logically why an app requires the specific permissions it requests.

For more information including helpful tips on permissioning and privacy blocker apps in the Market and to join in the discussion, head on over to the forum thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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