Tag Archives: Mobile Security

Avoid Star Hop and Candy Link in Google Play

Why you should avoid Star Hop and Candy Link in Google Play Source: Sophos When you see them in Google Play, Star Hop and Candy Link look like a couple of harmless games. But they hide malware that can switch on the wifi on your Android device’s and pummel you with spam. SophosLabs researchers uncovered the apps – which have… Read More »

Font apps on Google Play deliver spyware

Source: Help Net Security “Everybody should know by now that downloading apps from Google Play is not as safe as we all would like. Admittedly, the probability of downloading malware is much smaller than on third party online Android markets, but it still exists. Webroot researchers have recently unearthed two apps that install additional fonts on an Android… Read More »

Android Malware: Breaking New Ground and Old Taboos

Source: F-Secure “Last Thursday’s post links to “Stels” analysis by Dell SecureWorks. (Read it!) Stels is a versatile Android trojan which has recently started spreading via the Cutwail spam botnet. Android malware being distributed by a mass-market crimeware gang — could be a game changer. So, how did Stels spread before Cutwail? Here’s a few slightly older Stels… Read More »

Android botnet sends SMS spam through Android phones

Source: Computerworld by Jeremy Kirk In this article “In a new twist, spammers have built a botnet that sends SMS spam through infected Android phones, shifting the potentially pricey cost of sending spam to victims. The trend, spotted by security vendor Cloudmark, poses a new challenge for operators. Victims whose phones are sending the SMS spam often do… Read More »

First Mac OS X fake installer pops up, racks up your mobe bill

Source: The Register by John Leyden In this article “Crooks have developed a new Mac OS X-specific Trojan that mimics the behaviour of a legitimate software installer. Trojan-SMSSend-3666, which poses as an application for listening to music on a popular Russian social networking site, attempts to hoodwink marks into handing their mobile number to activate the radio app.… Read More »