The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team released an advisory warning to users about a Trojan that disables security applications on Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) Windows Mobile application installations.
The malware affects Windows Mobile PocketPC devices, security experts say. Researchers at McAfee Avert Labs found that the Trojan, now known as WinCE/InfoJack, sends the infected device’s serial number, operating system and other sensitive information to the Trojan’s creators.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) — Wireless phone headsets of the kind beloved by Wall Street executives and high-end law firms can be bugged by simple off-the-shelf radio scanners unless they are encrypted.”These guys are bugging their own office, essentially,” security consultant Doug Shields told United Press International.
He said that, for a recent client, he had used an inexpensive commercial scanner capable of monitoring frequencies in the 900 MHz and 1.2 GHz ranges, which is where many of the popular hands-free headsets operate.
He said the scanner could hear conversations inside buildings as far as 600 feet away. “Sometimes, when the other party has hung up, the wireless connection remains open and you can hear what (the party at your end) is saying afterwards.”