You will be shocked to know that Google had just revealed a new kind of spyware which can track your calls, messages and internet history. The new spyware that was revealed by Google can even spy on you through your smartphone’s camera and microphone.
Google Found An Android App Which Can Spy On Phone Calls, SMS & Internet History
Well, we must admit that our Android devices are often affected by Malware or spyware. Previously, we have talked about Android malware and also shared some methods to get rid of them.
A few Days ago, we have shared an interesting article in which we have listed 21 Android smartphones that have pre-installed malware. Well, you will be shocked to know that Google had just revealed a new kind of spyware which can track your calls, messages and internet history.
The new spyware that was revealed by Google can even spy on you through your smartphone’s camera and microphone. Well, this might be the most dangerous smartphone malware ever made. Researchers from Google and Lookout have come across the spyware that can spy on the smartphone owners.
The spyware goes by the name of Christened Chrysaor and it had some link to Pegasus which is a program that targeted iPhone users in the year 2016. Pegasus was developed by an Israeli firm NSO group technologies.
Researchers from Google and Lookout have announced the spyware previous week, the app is not found on Google Play Store. However, it was detected on 36 devices, especially in Georgia, Mexico, Turkey, Kenya and some others.
Google said “To install Chrysaor, we believe an attacker coaxed specifically targeted individuals to download the malicious software onto their device, Once Chrysaor is installed, a remote operator is able to surveil the victim’s activities on the device and within the vicinity, leveraging microphone, camera, data collection, and logging and tracking application activities on communication apps such as phone and SMS.”
The spyware stayed hidden and also have a self-destruct mode Lookout mobile security researcher Michael Flossman said “If it feels like it’s going to be found, it removes itself,”
Well, there are rare possibilities that your smartphone might be infected with such malware. However, it is still recommended to stay cautious. Download and install files from trusted sources only. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.