Download Gyro Snoop Countermeasure apk 1.1 free for Android smartphone
Apk file size: 430.0 KB
Sound pressure has been shown to imprint a signal on gyroscopes, therefore the gyroscope can potentially be used by installed apps (and even websites) for eavesdropping on conversations. A crude countermeasure is provided which randomly activates the vibration (haptic feedback) whenever (A) the device is stationary enough to potentially be used as an eavesdropping device, and (B) sufficient sound is present to potentially cause the gyroscope to respond to the induced vibration.
** This is a proof of concept only, and is not intended to be a highly practical solution to the proposed vulnerability **
The countermeasure is provided as a background service which is toggled through a provided widget. Microphone permissions are required to detect sound pressure (no audio is buffered or recorded) and vibration permissions are required to provide the countermeasure. Anaxonic does NOT collect any data from users except that which is provided by Google Play (TM, etc.) services.
Added microphone permission to gate countermeasure (only masks audible sounds) and made thresholds adjustable for device/preference customization.
Anaxonic part of our Tools and have average installs from 100 to 500. Last Update Aug. 23, 2014. Google play rating is 100.0. Current verison is 1.1. Actual size 430.0 KB.