Android users have warned of a new hack that can spy on your calls in ways you never expected
EXPERTS have discovered a creepy bug that hackers could exploit to extract details about your identity.
The malware can not only eavesdrop on calls, but apparently also work out private details.
According to a group of researchers, the technology can detect a person’s gender and identity.
The good news is that they found it before anyone could actually use it.
And it’s also quite complicated to pull off, so the real threat is probably pretty low.
Even so, the way this one is done is quite different from previous hacks.
They were able to get readings of motion sensor data from reverberation in ear speakers.
When beep computerus According to reports, something like this has already been investigated in smartphone speakers.
But tiny ear speakers weren’t previously considered a major problem because they were thought to be too weak to generate enough vibration for listening.
However, smartphone speakers have gotten much better overall in recent years, so experts from Texas A&M University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Temple University, University of Dayton and Rutgers University decided to put ear speakers to the test.
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Add sensitive motion sensors and gyroscopes that automatically detect when you’ve rotated your phone and can draw a picture of what’s being said in calls.
In their experiments, OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 9 Android devices were used along with sample voice recordings.
However, there were some limitations to the test – the biggest of which was the volume.
Phones with the volume turned down are far less likely to fall victim to this hack.
Experts call the hack EarSpy.
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