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Old 28th July 2015, 20:53   #1 (permalink)
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Android owners on high alert over terror text message

Researchers have claimed hackers could use a single terrifying text message to easily gain access to an Android phone and use its camera as a pervy peephole.

Mobile security experts at Zimperium have found a dangerous vulnerability which can allegedly be attacked using a simple message.

When the unlucky victim receives this text, the hackers can reportedly gain full control of it - accessing the camera, microphone and anything else they fancy.

"It's really up to their imagination what they do once they get in," said Joshua Drake, security researcher with Zimperium.

Android owners on high alert over terror text message which 'turns phones into SPY CAMERAS' - Mirror Online
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Re: Android owners on high alert over terror text message

I wonder if organisations such as MI5 or the CIA are aware of this.
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Re: Android owners on high alert over terror text message

I've played with that sort of thing myself, hiding files inside other files, it's stupidly simple hiding something in an image and if done well will often bypass virus filters. Then you just leave it to all the saps who find your image amusing and just have to forward it to all their friends.

Not just images, there's lots of file types you can hide scripts in, but this article says text message, unless the message is some kind of file transfer I can't see SMS being a problem.
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