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Android/PowerOffHijack: This Android Malware Can Spy On You Even When Phone Is Off

PowerOffHijackA new malware for Android devices is capable of making calls, sending out text messages to third parties and taking photos even after the user has apparently switched off their smartphone.

The malicious program, which was discovered by AVG security research firm, works by hijacking the shutting down process of the mobile device.

When the user presses the phone’s power button to switch off, the malware only makes it look like the device has stopped operating.

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When the user presses the phone’s power button to switch off, the malware only makes it look like the device has stopped operating.

So while the shutdown animation is being displayed and the screen goes black, the mobile device actually keeps working.

Without the user’s knowledge, the malware uses the phone to make outgoing calls, send text messages, take pictures and perform a number of other tasks.

Source: [Android/PowerOffHijack]

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