Posts Tagged 'android'

Since the discovery of the Android banking Trojan SpyLocker, Intel Security has closely monitored this threat. SpyLocker first appeared disguised as Adobe Flash Player and targeted customers of banks in Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey. Recently we have found that the distribution method for this malware has changed. In addition to employing malicious websites that […]

The popularity of Android devices and applications makes it a target for malware and other threats. This post is the first in a short series on Android application security. Similar to its use for web applications, penetration (“pen”) testing is a part of developing mobile applications. We will discuss in detail the process for performing […]

Advertising is one of the primary methods to generate money from mobile devices. Ads can be displayed in the browser when you visit a specific website or can appear in free apps. In the case of mobile apps, the developer must select a theme that attracts many users to increase revenues. There is probably no […]

Sometimes, things just aren’t as they seem to be. For example, last year, Google Play hosted a round of mobile games that were, in actuality, malicious applications. A lot of victims downloaded those supposed games and had their security compromised. It’s a familiar, and often repurposed attack. It’s also becoming increasingly common on mobile platforms, […]

Recently the Mobile Malware Research Team of Intel Security found on Google Play a new campaign of Android/Clicker.G in dozens of published malicious apps. This threat targets Russians but the apps are accessible worldwide. The attackers lure their victims with apps associated with health care, sports, food, games, and many other topics. Some of the […]