A malicious dialler disguised as an application for adults could become a big problem for Android users, as the malware systematically removes traces of itself from the phone and makes deinstallation impossible through normal means, Dr.
A new variant of the Android malware Koler now spreads by text message and holds infected users’ phones hostage until a ransom is paid.
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.
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