Android: The Russian malware which can spy on you using your phone’s microphone

Android: The Russian malware which can spy on you using your phone’s microphone

A Russian malware is currently targeting users of an Android smartphone

This dangerous spyware is notably capable of reading your text messages, listening to your calls or recording your conversations using the microphone of your smartphone.

This dangerous spyware is notably capable of reading your text messages, listening to your calls or recording your conversations using the microphone of your smartphone.

Many hackers, including Russian and Chinese hackers, are taking advantage of the situation to spread malware and steal user data.

Many hackers, including Russian and Chinese hackers, are taking advantage of the situation to spread malware and steal user data.

In this complicated context, Lab52 computer security researchers have discovered new malware targeting the Android operating system.

In this complicated context, Lab52 computer security researchers have discovered new malware targeting the Android operating system.

Developed in Russia, this virus spreads on the web through seemingly innocuous APK files.

Developed in Russia, this virus spreads on the web through seemingly innocuous APK files.

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Android: this Russian malware can spy on you using your microphone

Android: this Russian malware can spy on you using your microphone

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The malware requests access to the phone’s location, GPS data, various nearby networks, Wi-Fi information, text messages, phone calls, audio settings, and your contact list.

The malware requests access to the phone’s location, GPS data, various nearby networks, Wi-Fi information, text messages, phone calls, audio settings, and your contact list.

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