Light, Sound, and Magnetic Activated Smartphone Malware

Something more to consider when putting together your BYOD policies:  Researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham have demonstrated the use of smartphone sound, light and magnetic sensors as triggers for malware.  This would allow for malware creators to pick environmental conditions as a trigger and expand targeting options.  Read the full pdf here:  Sensing-Enabled Channels for Hard-to-Detect Command and Control of Mobile Devices

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