Malware for Xbox Kinect created by 15 years old

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By GaryOPA on Nov 7, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    Kinect challenge for Malcon 2011 has been completed by Indian security researcher 'Shantanu Gawde'

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    Only 15 years old, but Indian researcher 'Gawde' for MalCon 2011 has created a malware that utlizes Microsoft Kinect controller to secretly capture pictures and upload to a picasa account.

    Think its great what you can do when adding a kinect to your PC?

    Well .....


    All I know is I am never adding any Kinect to my PC, infact it should not even be used 'online' with your Xbox 360, as this little brat above, has just created the first 'hacker' version of 'big brother', welcome to 1984 in year 2011!

    NEWS SOURCE: Malware For Kinect (via) TheHackerNews

    Again many thanks to 'billysastard' for submitting this news item!
     

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      This doesn't sound much different from other webcam driver hacks, the voice recognition sounds like the only novel idea here.
       
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      yes, but with its full body tracking it could easily lie in wait until it detected an "extra" limb before taking snapshots, so dont have kinect attached when browsing pr0n ;)

      of course this couldnt be done on a real xbox other than by ms or another developer / publisher because to run a piece of malware you'd have to run unsigned code and you cant use a jtag 360 on live.
       
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      Who care?. I haven't Kinect and I don't think people connect it to Pc and need a place where get the malware.
       
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      Wow.. I'm impressed?

      Hmmm.. doesn't sound like anything special. Other than this MalCon conference sounds like a bunch of d**ks who want to screw you over ... "secretly" by selling their tech to spy agencies around the world.
       
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      :Dlol I beeld a hack for kannakt, thank you bery bery much.
       
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      yes, but can you help if i have a real problem that isnt fixed by doing a power cycle and therefore isnt covered by your "expert" system? :cool:
       
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      ROFL!!! Serious blackmailing via LIVE would occur.
       
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      yes, i could see the murdoch press providing a free pc kinect unit to celebs so they could do a video chat interview but including malware in the software package for their future "news scoops", it would save having to hire someone to hack their phones if they could be watched 24/7 big brother style, who knows maybe they'd get another video like the recent judges one.
       

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