Malware News
  • Global rise in Android banking and payment malware

    10 July 2014

    Mobile banking and mobile payment malware malicious software that can extort money from users by hijacking personal information and spoofing bank sites or apps to trick victims into...

  • Travelers targeted by infected travel websites

    07 July 2014

    Proofpoint security researchers recently were the first to discover that a large number of travel destination websites had been compromised and were being used to deliver the Nuclear...

  • Estimated $3.75bn stolen by Brazil fraud ring

    03 July 2014

    An estimated $3.75 billion have been netted by a single fraud ring that took advantage of a popular Brazilian payment method - the Boleto - by wielding a frequently upgraded piece of...

  • Android HijackRAT poised to hit mobile banking users

    02 July 2014

    A highly versatile piece of Android malware has been unearthed by FireEye researchers. Posing as "Google Service Framework", the malicious app is capable of stealing phone and user...

  • Geodo infostealer gets help from worm

    01 July 2014

    The distribution potential of the infamous Cridex infostealer (also known as Feodo or Bugat) just went up a notch, as a new version of the malware works in conjunction with a worm that...

  • IEEE launches Anti-Malware Support Service

    01 July 2014

    IEEE announced the launch of IEEE Anti-Malware Support Service (AMSS). A new service from IEEE Standards Association's (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections Security Group (ICSG), AMSS is designed...

  • Banking malware sniffs out data sent over HTTPS

    30 June 2014

    Careful online banking users can sometimes spot that something is amiss when malware installed on their computer pops up phishing pages or adds fields to legitimate banking forms. But...


Android Fake ID bug allows malware to impersonate trusted apps

Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Bluebox Security researchers unearthed a critical Android vulnerability which can be used by malicious applications to impersonate specially recognized trusted apps - and get all the privileges they have - without the user being none the wiser.

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