With the ever increasing popularity of smartphones I guess these are the types of things we have to look forward to. I had not heard of this prior to reading this newspaper article so I don't know if this is common knowledge here in the forum or not but a quick search didn't turn up anything. It's worth reading for a the sake of awareness.
University of Toronto researchers say a commercial cyber-espionage program marketed as a way for governments to spy on criminals is being used for broader surveillance and can now take over a range of smartphones and other mobile computing devices. [thestar.com...]