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Android malware uses your PC's own mic to record you

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    Android malware uses your PC's own mic to record you

    A couple of Android apps masquerading as cleanup tools actually had a sneakier mission in mind.

    Uncovered last month by Kaspersky, two apps named Superclean and DroidCleaner posed as software that claimed to clean up your Android smartphone or tablet. Instead, these two were actually pieces of malware designed to snoop on your conversations by infecting your computer.

    The programs worked by downloading files that automatically execute after plugging an Android device into a Windows PC, according to Kaspersky's blog. After executing, the malware would trigger the audio recorder function in Windows, write the information to a file, and then send the contents to the malware distributor.

    Read more at source:
    Android malware uses your PC's own mic to record you | Mobile - CNET News

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    So is this what they mean by open operating system?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Holy crap, android is seriously like the Windows xp of mobility when it comes to security. Just awful! I know malware is rather present on android, but I've never heard of malware spreading from android to a PC. That's perverse.
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Not to worry. . just don't use it. . .
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    windows 7

    i'll be very careful of what apps i download in future
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