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Is There a Botnet Threat for Smartphones?

May 30, 2012  Security Suite

At the SchmooCon conference, an idea was presented that a botnet centrum could control individual "zombie phones" over SMS. A compromised phone can use SMS for initial communication and to deliver the information about the phone. If communication is established, data can then be harvested or further attacks coordinated. Basic advice here is to make sure users are aware of non-standard behavior of their mobile device (especially the arrival of strange or suspicious SMS, or the automatic launch of mobile networks) and appropriately react to this situation, or seek professional help.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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