According to IT service provider CA Technologies, a new Android Trojan has been discovered that records your phone conversations.

“This piece of malware walks an additional mile by having a neat configuration and has a capability to record the telephonic conversation the infected victim makes.”, say CA security researcher Dinesh Venkatesan.This Trojan is more advanced as it records the conversation itself in “amr” format. Also it has got many other malicious activities that we have seen in many of the earlier malware incidents targeted for Android platform.

If users click “install,” a configuration file is added to the handset with “key information about the remote server and the parameters,” suggesting that the calls can be accessed over the Web by the malware’s creator. Once the malware is installed in the victim device, it drops a “configuration” file that contains key information about the remote server and the parameters.

To see the payload in action, the Trojan is installed in a controlled environment with two mobile emulators running along with simulated internet services.

As the converstation goes on, the Trojan stores the recorded call in a directory shangzhou/callrecord in the SDCard.

Source and Image credit: CA