Smartphones are hackers’ new target, researchers say

Smartphones are hackers’ new target, researchers say

Dhāka : Bangladesh | Aug 08, 2011 at 4:14 AM PDT
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Smartphones are becoming increasingly vulnerable to hacking as attackers are also becoming smarter with new applications.

Security researchers last week unearthed another strain of malicious software that targets smartphones running Google's popular Android operating system.

The application registers details about incoming and outgoing phone calls and records those calls.

Researchers' disclosure comes a month after they detected a security hole in Apple Inc.'s iPhones, which prompted the German government to warn Apple about the possibility of hacking.

Security experts, who are experimenting mobile malware, say attacks on smartphones are on the rise fast - and hackers are developing new applications and new techniques one after another.

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