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Latest Android Trojan Eavesdrops on Your Calls

A newly discovered Trojan, built for targeting Google’s Android Smartphones is capable of recording phone calls and transmit them to its creator without even alarming the victim, security experts at CA Technologies, a leading IT firm has warned.

Dinesh Venkatesan, a senior Anti malware expert at the company explained in a blog post that the Trojan could be used to eavesdrop on the victim’s each and every conversations made through the infected device, and that too quite easily,

He also revealed that once a device is infected, the Trojan starts recording all the phone calls made from or to the device in its SD memory card, in the .amr format. The conversation then, after sometimes goes straight into a directory called shangzhou/callrecord in the SDCard, from where it is transmitted to the perpetrator using an internet connection

"In one of our earlier blogs, we have demonstrated how a Trojan logs all the details of incoming/outgoing calls and call duration in a text file. This Trojan is more advanced as it records the conversation itself in "amr" format," Venkatesan wrote in the blog post.

"Also it has got many other malicious activities that we have seen in many of the earlier malware incidents targeted for Android platform," he added.