3 August 2010
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Two security researchers From “Spider Labs”, have made the demo of a rootkit for Android At the Defcon, which once installed on a phone (either directly or via an application available on android market) allows the attacker to have a full root remote access to the phone. The connection is established by initiating an outgoing TCP connection via 3G or WiFi. The attacker could steal data, or control the phone.
This rootkit was developed in 2 weeks, and has been distributed on DVD to those who attended the conference, and possibly gonna be avaible on internet in the upcoming weeks, pushing the manufacturers to patch their phones and to focus more on their security.