Android Malware Now Capable of Recording Your Phone Calls?

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We’ve heard a lot about malware on Android, some severe and some less damaging, with applications having bad intentions being able to collect personal information like a user name, location, device information and so on. It appears that malware on the Google platform is now capable of recording your phone calls.

The information comes from CA Security Advisor Research Blog who claims that software on Android is now capable of recording your conversations. After asking for permission, making it look like a legit, harmless app, the Trojan, once installed, is setting itself up in your phone. Every time a phone call is places, the conversation is then recorded to an AMR file on your SD card. And, via the remote server configuration file the malware puts in place, it is suspected that the software might even be able to upload your recorded conversations to an online server.

Source: CA Security Advisor Research Blog

Via: Electronista

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