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Some applications go too far in their attempt to get installed on users systems. Many of these fall into the potential unwanted program (PUP) category. One of these is MegaRapido, which primarily targets Brazilians. A recent sample we tested tries to connect to protectmedia.net, which is already marked as suspicious by McAfee SiteAdvisor. Instead of […]

Recently discovered, an Android vulnerability called Fake ID allows apps to impersonate other apps by copying their identity. Each app has its own unique identity, as defined by the developers, after they create their public/private key pair. This identity is a digital certificate used to cryptographically sign the app package (.apk file for Android) to […]

The most valuable asset for actors in cyberspace is trust. It is an important ingredient in successful business operations as well as in good governance. Trust and security are closely intertwined. One cannot exist without the other. Thus it is concerning that people at an increasing rate hesitate to trust the digital world. They are […]

Adobe Flash Player has been a boon to Android malware creators for a long time. These developers have taken advantage of Flash’s popularity to create premium SMS Trojans and droppers, as well as other types of malware. McAfee Labs has detected a common scam app–Android/Fladstep.B–on the Google Play store since the end of 2013. The […]

“Android Armour,” a malicious knockoff of Armor For Android, has been circulating for some time with no end in sight, perhaps due in part to advertisements over Yahoo’s ad network.  I happened to recently be served a couple myself.  The lure starts off with some alarming pop-up dialog prompts:         Which lead to fake […]