“A Cyprus-based surveillance company claims to have built a car full of next-generation snooping kit that can infect Apple and Google phones from as far away as 500 metres,” Thomas Fox-Brewster reports for Forbes. “WiSpear, founded by one of Israel’s longtime surveillance market players Tal Dilian, is selling the car for between $3.5 million and $5 million and claims it has plenty of interest already.”

“The SpearHead 360 vehicle uses 24 antennas to reach out to target devices. Once a phone has been chosen, the WiSpear automobile has four different ways to force a phone to connect to its Wi-Fi-based interceptors from where it can start snooping on devices (using what are known as man-in-the-middle attacks),” Fox-Brewster reports. “Then there are four different kinds of malware for various operating systems, including Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android devices, according to Dilian.”

Fox-Brewster reports, “WiSpear showed off the van at the ISS World and Eurosatory conferences this month.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, but what kind of gas mileage does it get?

Also, you don’t need a $5 million truck to infect Android. It’ll randomly infect itself for free!