Newly discovered Android malware can spy on you when the phone is “off”

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We’ve just posted the following news: Newly discovered Android malware can spy on you when the phone is “off”[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/02/myce-shutdown-phone-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Researchers of antivirus company AVG have discovered malware for Android that makes users believe the phone is shut down, while in reality it’s not.

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#2

So, a malware which noone can detect, and has no known source/methods of infection, has been found by an Antivirus company that is trying to sell Antivirus products … hmmmm.


#4

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2748114]We’ve just posted the following news: Newly discovered Android malware can spy on you when the phone is “off”[/QUOTE]

That’s no malware…I know a similar program, an Xposed Installer module,named APM+ and it prevents shutdown to fool thieves,while it sends info about the location and @ the same time the ‘selfie’ of the thief when he’s ‘powering off’ your phone…:bigsmile:


#5

that’s what you get when you put a computer os on a phone handset…
though, for regular users, you would end up knowing there is a battery drain that is excessive when the handset it off… the % shouldn’t go down so drastically when "off"
that’s the first thing I check when the phone is first powered on… if there’s something fishy going on you’d see the lower battery %… unless that’s lying to you as well
one never knows how sophisticated these attacks could be…


#6

I do wander if the malware affects shell commands. Android comes with poweroff, halt, and reboot commands, which seem to shut the device down faster than using the normal shutdown commands. They can be accessed from a terminal emulator, or (if you have USB debugging enabled), through an adb shell command issued by a computer connected to the device.