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January 30, 2011

Smart Phone Zombie Apocalypse

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by Robert Lemos, Technology Review

A researcher creates a botnet for your pocket—a likely sign of things to come. If you have a smart phone, online criminals may soon have your number. Smart phone malware is getting increasingly sophisticated, and now a security researcher has created software that turns a smart phone into a “zombie” that can be controlled remotely. Georgia Weidman created the program, which controls an Android phone via short message service (SMS). She will demonstrate the software at the Shmoocon hacking conference in Washington, D.C., later this month.

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