Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission + - Music and movies could trigger mobile malware (scmagazine.com.au)

mask.of.sanity writes: Lights, sounds and magnetic fields can be used to activate malware on phones, new research has found.

The lab-style attacks defined in a paper (pdf) used pre-defined signals hidden in songs and TV programmes as a trigger to activate embedded malware.

Malware once activated would carry out programmed attacks either by itself or as part of a wider botnet of mobile devices.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Music and movies could trigger mobile malware

Comments Filter:

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton

Working...