October 12, 2012 By News Staff
Answer: smartphone cameras
Malware called PlaceRaider, developed by academics at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre in Indiana and at Indiana University, takes control of a smartphone's camera, relaying information about the target's physical environment back to the cybercriminal, New Scientist reported. The PlaceRaider malware could be hidden inside a custom-made, innocuous-looking app, something like Instagram or Hipstamatic that would be downloaded by a large number of users, according to the researchers.
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