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    8,000-strong smartphone botnet

    8,000-strong smartphone botnet

    Looking to raise awareness about the security implications of third-party apps in smartphones, a pair of security researchers used the lure of an innocuous weather application to commandeer about 8,000 iPhones and Android devices in a mobile botnet.
    The research project, first discussed by Dark Reading’s Kelly Jackson Higgins, was unveiled at this year’s RSA conference to show how harmless-looking smartphone apps can harvest sensitive user information, including GPS coordinates and phone numbers.
    The project is the brainchild of Derek Brown and Daniel Tijerina of with TippingPoint’s Digital Vaccine Group.  According to the report, the experimental app links to the Weather Underground Website and provides local and other weather forecast information to its users.


    Whole new septic pool.
    uGGH Cell phone  C2 for

    Let the rape continue.


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