Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Hack Turns Smartphones Into Covert Spying System

Note: Ever wonder if your cell phone is spying on you?
Stop and ask yourself this question, when was the last time your smartphone was more than six (6) feet away from you?

Still wondering how you may have lost that account..or that last contract?? Stop wondering, contact me...I can help. ~JDL |

huffingtonpost.com

Your phone is a covert spy device, secretly listening to and recording everything you say -- or at least, it could be, according to new research that has uncovered a smartphone hack affecting both Androids and iPhones.

The auto-answer feature installed on most smartphones can be hacked to transform the phone into a listening machine, based on research by Ralf-Philipp Weinmann that shows a way hackers can break into the phone's baseband processor--which sends and receives radio signals on the cellular network--by exploiting bugs in the firmware of its radio chips.

"I will demo how to use the auto-answer feature present in most phones to turn the telephone into a remote listening device," Weinmann told InfoWorld in an e-mail.

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