Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Smartphone malware secretly creates 3D model of your surroundings

A university experiment has proven that mobile malware can used your smartphone to remotely map the interior of your house or office. Until now, the idea that your smartphone’s camera could be used to secretly build a 3D model of your home or office, upload teh data to a remote server, and allow them to virtually snoop around your home, was the preserve of works of science fiction and fantasy. However researchers at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University have shown that this is, in fact, a reality, and have created a simple camera app for the Android platform which criminals could use to remotely burgle your home or office. In a paper titled PlaceRaider: Virtual Theft in Physical Spaces with Smartphones,  the researchers outline how a simple app called PlaceRaider can take dozens of photos every minute on your smartphone, analyse these along with data from the phone’s other sensors and …

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