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  • Scary Android Malware Story

    Schneier on Security
    October 1, 2012
    This story sounds pretty scary:
    Developed by Robert Templeman at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indiana and a few buddies from Indiana University, PlaceRader hijacks your phone's camera and takes a series of secret photographs, recording the time, and the phone's orientation and location with each shot. Using that information, it can reliably build a 3D model of your home or office, and let cyber-intruders comb it for personal information like passwords on sticky notes, bank statements laying out on the coffee table, or anything else you might have lying around that could wind up the target of a raid on a later date.
    It's just a demo, of course. but it's easy to imagine what this could mean in the hands of criminals
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    Asymmetric Warfare: It's not just for the other guys.
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