Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Old Android malware uses new tricks to turn your phone into a spying device

Weeks after discovering a malicious agent programmed to snatch patient data from Israeli hospitals, Dutch cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has come across another nasty attack vector: An Android vulnerability that allows ill-intended individuals to surreptitiously take over control of your device. Dubbed GhostCtrl, Trend Micro researchers claim they have been able to detect at least three distinctive variations of the malware. While the first two were designed to scrape data and remotely control various phone features, the third iteration combines the best of the previous two – and then adds more. The worst part is that the cybersecurity pundit predicts the vulnerability…

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