Researches have developed rootkits to demonstrate how easy it is to hack modern day smart phones and send invisible text messages to rootkitted phones allowing the hacker to place outgoing calls without the user knowing.
Allowing the smart phone to act like a microphone bug and relay the conversation within the proximity of the smart phone at the time of the call. Check out the video after the jump.
Rootkits are basically stealthy malware software scripts that can be installed via open bluetooth connections and allow hackers to listen in or even track your location. The projects run by Vinod Ganapathy, computing prof at Rutgers uni in New Jersey hope to high light the dangers of rootkits on smart phones.
Via The Register
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