Posts Tagged 'android'
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 […]
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 […]
Last weekend, it was reported in China that an SMS worm was wildly spreading among Android mobile phones, with more than 500,000 devices infected. The malware spread by sending SMS texts to a phone’s contacts with a message body such as: XXX看这个，http://cdn.<removed>.com/down/4279139/XXshenqi.com This malware is much more than just a worm. It is actually a […]
Europe is currently under attack by spammers trying to get control of Android devices. In Germany the distribution method is via SMS (text) messages, as you can read in this recent McAfee Labs post, while in Poland there is an ongoing email spam campaign distributing a new variant of an Android remote access tool (RAT). […]