There are no doubts that Android phones are open to everyone, and one with sufficient knowledge can easily gain control over the number of Android devices. A recent report said that a wide number of Android devices are vulnerable to security exploit that allows hacker to gain full control over the phone remotely. However, things are getting more complex for Android phone users because an article from Wall Street Journal reports that FBI can easily switch on the microphone of your Android phone remotely.
With such technology, the bureau can remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google Inc.’s Android software to record conversations, one former U.S. official said. It can do the same to microphones in laptops without the user knowing, the person said. Google declined to comment …
Report claims that FBI uses a number of hacking tools that can remotely perform number of serious tasks on the victim Android devices, and all the process goes without any notification to device owner. The report comes from former U.S official who claims that FBI is now capable to switch on the microphone of Android devices, and as well as the microphone of Laptops and other devices that are running general operating-systems.
Earlier this year, a federal warrant application in a Texas identity-theft case sought to use software to extract files and covertly take photos using a computer’s camera, according to court documents.