Aug 27, 2023

Android Focused Malware Could Extract Information From Calls

Posted by in categories: health, information science, mobile phones, robotics/AI

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Many users who want more from their smartphones are glad to use a plethora of advanced features, mainly for health and entertainment. Turns out that these features create a security risk when making or receiving calls.

Researchers from Texas A&M University and four other institutions created malware called EarSpy, which uses machine learning algorithms to filter caller information from ear speaker vibration data recorded by an Android smartphone’s own motion sensors, without overcoming any safeguards or needing user permissions.

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