Cyber crooks misuse Google service to control Android Trojans

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by asr, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. asr

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    Android now 'mobile world's equivalent' of Windows for hackers.
    http://www.cso.com.au/article/523966/android_now_mobile_world_equivalent_windows_hackers/
     
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    Yet it's overblown, unlike Windows infection rates and severity.
     
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    I wonder who started using Windows and then changed it to XP.

    As for the true topic, you have to be infected first, what do you know. That's simply far harder thanks to Google Play, and less severe unless you sudo malware rooted.
     
  6. siljaline

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    Many of these have been cited in various threads although Wilders does not generally cover Android Security:

    Android flaw allows hackers to surreptitiously modify apps.
    http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/07/android-flaw-allows-hackers-to-surreptitiously-modify-apps/

    Android malware that gives hackers remote control is on rise.
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...that-gives-hackers-remote-control-is-on-rise/

    First malicious apps to exploit critical Android bug found in the wild.
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...ploit-critical-android-bug-found-in-the-wild/

    Researchers find trojanized banking app that exploits critical Android bug.
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...nking-app-that-exploits-critical-android-bug/

    Google confirms critical Android crypto flaw used in $5,700 Bitcoin heist.
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...droid-crypto-flaw-used-in-5700-bitcoin-heist/

    Much of the above and more have prompted Android Phone users to see AV - AS protection. Such as Lookout.
     
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