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Kevin McNamee – How to Build a SpyPhone – BlackHat 2013

In Archive, Hacking, Surveillance, Technology on December 31, 2013 at 5:57 PM


Learn how to build an Android SpyPhone service that can be injected into any application. The presentation will feature a live demonstration of how phones can be tracked and operated from a Web based command and control server and a demonstration of how to inject the SpyPhone service into any Android application. The presentation will also cover the APIs used to track the phone’s location, intercept phone calls and SMS messages, extract e-mail and contact lists, and activate the camera and microphone without being detected.

Kevin McNamee has over 30 years of security and networking experience. He is currently the Director of Kindsight Security Labs. Previously he was Director of Security Research at Bell Labs and has also held security development and design roles at Alcatel-Lucent, TimeStep, Milkyway Networks and Newbridge Networks.

  1. […] intelligence by hacking individual handsets has been well documented, both through several years of hacker conferences and previous NSA disclosures in Der Spiegel, and both the NSA and GCHQ have extensive tools ready […]


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