Friday, October 05, 2012

We spy with our everwatchful eye.....

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center have developed malicious software that can remotely seize control of the camera on an infected smartphone and employ it to spy on the phone’s user.
The malware, dubbed “PlaceRaider,” “allows remote hackers to reconstruct rich, three-dimensional models of the smartphone owner’s personal indoor spaces through completely opportunistic use of the camera,” the researchers said in a study published last week.
The program uses images from the camera and positional information from the smartphone’s gyroscopic and other sensors to map spaces the phone’s user spends a lot of time in, such as a home or office.
Read more about the violation of your Fourth Amendment Rights HERE

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Huh. If the motherfuckers ever hack into my phone all they'll see is the inside of my back pocket or the roof of my truck, maybe a bird's eye view (literally) of it flying through the air when I'm dealing with somebody's customer service.