Malicious programs targeting Android-based devices in order to steal money were used in 60 percent of attempted attacks registered by Kaspersky Lab security products, according to a survey by Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL between August 2013 and July 2014 These cybercriminals frequently targeted Android users in Russia, but also in Ukraine, Spain, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, India and France.
Researchers have found a way to deliver a malicious app to Android users by hiding it into what seems to be an encrypted image file, which is then delivered via a legitimate, seemingly innocuous wrapper app.
An unnamed security researcher says that Cyanogenmod, the popular Android-based mobile OS, sports a zero-day vulnerability that can be misused to target users with Man-in-the-Middle attacks.
A security researcher has recently discovered not just one but two vulnerabilities in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) browser that could allow attackers to bypass the software's Same-Origin Policy (SOP) security control and get their hands on users' confidential data and session cookies.
Android malware masquerading as a legitimate app or game being offered on online app stores is not a rare occurrence, but purposefully destructive malware that does not ask for ransom is.
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