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Beware of SpyNote Android Trojan that Records Audio and Phone Calls
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Beware of SpyNote Android Trojan that Records Audio and Phone Calls

We've deconstructed the Android banking trojan, known as SpyNote, to expose its many information-gathering capabilities. According to F-Secure, attack chains incorporating the spyware typically propagate through SMS phishing campaigns, tricking potential victims into installing the program by clicking on the linked link. In an effort to make it more difficult to be discovered, SpyNote is notorious for concealing its existence from the Recents and Android home screens in addition to seeking intrusive permissions to access call logs, cameras, SMS messages, and external storage. According to a study released last week by F-Secure researcher Amit Tambe, "the SpyNote malware app can be launched via an external trigger read more Beware of SpyNote Android Trojan that Records Audio and ...