mike2010 - 3:06 am on May 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
The malware is capable of recording audio via a microphone, before compressing it and sending it back to the attacker.
It is also able to take screenshots of on-screen activity, automatically detecting when "interesting" programs - such as email or instant messaging - were open.
Reason #1 why i've had my embedded mic disabled and tape over the embedded camera on the laptop for years now.
Maybe in the 90's this would of been known as paranoia....but with modern day technology, people should of known this was already possible...even if you do have 5 different types of anti-virus / malware protection on...