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Android app monitors your calls and messages

Google recently discovered an Android app that can track your phone calls, messages, and spy on your phone calls.

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Google has revealed that it has detected a new spyware that can track the call, messaging, and internet history information, as well as spying on users through their martphones' camera and microphone - which makes it perhaps the most dangerous malware for smartphone ever!

It was built by an Israeli company

Researchers in the field of security Google and Lookout, have discovered spyware that has the ability to spy users from their camera and microphone, as well as track calls, messages, history on the Internet, and more - named Chrysaor. Spyware seems to have some connection to Pegasus - a program known to target 2016 iPhone users. Pegasus was developed by an Israeli technology company of the NSO Group.

Google and Lookout announced their breakthroughs last week. The app is not available in the Google Play store. However, it has been detected in 36 devices - mainly in the country of Israel, followed by Georgia, Mexico, Turkey, Kenya and others. NSO Group Technologies has been accused of developing pirate software for Smartphones and selling them to spying organizations around the world - as in the case of Pegasus.

But how did it remain hidden?

Chrysaor was discovered to have a self-destructive function. "If she feels she's going to be uncovered, she's removed by itself," said Lookout Mobile Security researcher Michael Flossman. This may explain why researchers took so long to detect malware. This could also mean that spyware circulates far more than Pegasus and could have contaminated much more than the known 36 devices. Lookout and Google have recognized that although samples are from 2014, there were indications that spyware still exists on some Android phones when it was discovered in the last 2 months.

Although the chance that your smartphone is infected with malicious software is small enough, it's still advisable to be cautious. Do not install the application from sources you do not know and always update your phone with the latest security patches.

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