This top Android screen recorder app is actually spyware, so delete nowtechradar.com
After almost a year of working properly and being cleanly distributed through the Play Store, a popular Android screen recording app has turned on its users, recording their calls, stealing files, and even listening in to the sounds of the device’s environment.
Cybersecurity researchers from ESET found the app, named iRecorder - Screen Recorder, which was added to the Play Store in September 2021, turned sour in August 2022.
In the year before malicious code was apparently added, more than 50,000 people had downloaded the app, the report said.
The malware that was subsequently added is based on the open-source AhMyth Android Remote Access Trojan (RAT), but was heavily modified. ESET says whoever modified the code took their time to understand the code of both the app and the back end. ESET’s researchers dubbed the malware AhRat.
The threat actors behind the compromise are unknown, and ...
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