Monday, January 17, 2011

Smartphones Tap Into Data With Spyware

Your smartphone may be sharing your secrets. Using 'spyware' that sells on the Internet for as little as $15, other people can hijack your phone. This allows them to hear your calls; see your text messages, e-mails, photographs and files; and track your location through constant GPS updates.

Your phone can even be turned into a surreptitious microphone. 'When the phone is off — in a pocket, purse or on a table — it can remotely be turned on so conversations around the phone can be heard,' says Tim Wilcox, owner of International Investigators Inc., an Indianapolis security firm. Read the entire article.

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