Nearly a billion of Android users - over half of the total number of worldwide users - are in danger of being targeted by cyber attackers exploiting vulnerabilities in WebView, as Google has decided not to provide security patches for the core component used in pre-KitKat (v4.4) versions of the mobile OS.
The danger of having your Android handset come preloaded with malware is rising, especially if you live in Asia and Africa and are on the market for a cheap, low-level phone.
We recently encountered a high-risk Android app detected as ANDROIDOS_STIP.A in Chile.
A new, more sophisticated and more stealthy version of the NotCompatible Android Trojan continues to strengthen one of the most long-lived and advanced mobile botnets ever to exist (since mid-2012).
It's unfortunate, but true: we live in a world where even if we buy a brand new mobile phone, it's no guarantee that it's malware-free.
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