Sunday, October 23, 2016
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AT&T to Acquire Time Warner For $85.4B
Internet Disruptions Were Caused By Attacked Connected Devices
TSMC, GlobalFoundries/Samsung To Present Their 7nm Platforms At IEDM
Hon Hai Gains Apple Mac Orders From Quanta
AT&T In Advanced Talks With Time Warner On Merger
LG's Next Flagship G6 Smartphone Won't be Modular
Samsung to Exchange Galaxy Note 7 with New Galaxy S8
Qualcomm Said to Be Near A Deal With NXP
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Android...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Android Malware Found On Google Play

Symantec has identified a new malware posted to the official Google Play market. The malware has managed to generate 50,000 to 100,000 downloads of malicious apps before being identifies, the secutity company said.

The threats were posted as two popular titles, one as "Super Mario Bros." and the other was packaged as "GTA 3 Moscow City". Both were posted to Google Play on June 24.

"What is most interesting about this Trojan is the fact that the threat managed to stay on Google Play for such a long time, clocking up some serious download figures before being discovered," Symantec said. "Our suspicion is that this was probably due to the remote payload employed by this Trojan."

This is a technique whereby the author of a malicious app would break it up into separate, staged payloads in order to avoid detection of anomalies during the automated QA screening process. In the case of 'Android.Dropdialer' malware, the first stage was posted on Google Play. Once installed, it would download an additional package, hosted on Dropbox, called 'Activator.apk'.

This additional package sends SMS messages to a premium-rate number. An interesting feature of the secondary payload is that it prompts to uninstall itself after sending out the premium SMS messages?an obvious attempt at hiding the true intent of the malicious app. The premium SMS is targeting Eastern Europe.

Social site Formspring Hacked        All News        Facebook To Show Group Users Who's Seeing Each Post
Social site Formspring Hacked     General Computing News      Facebook To Show Group Users Who's Seeing Each Post

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
ZTE Will Launch 4K Capable Android TV Set-Top-Box at Broadband World Forum 2016
Google Offers Up To $200K In Android Vulnerability Rewards Program
Android 7.0 Nougat Released For Nexus Devices And LG V20
Millions Of Android Devices Infected With Chinese Malware
Android N Will Be Called "Nougat"
'GODLESS' Android Mobile Malware Uses Multiple Exploits to Root Devices
Fraunhofer SIT Finds Vulnerabilities in Android Security Apps
Worldwide Smartphone Sales Grew 3.9 Percent in First Quarter, Windows Phone, Blackberry Shares Keep Shrinking
Focusing On Android N
Europe Sends Statement of Objections to Google on Android And Applications
ESET Discovers New Self-protecting USB Trojan
Android N Developer Preview Releases With Slit-screen

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .