Tag Archives: Mobile Security

Active mobile botnet enslaves thousands of Android devices

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “A trojanized Android application for configuring phone settings has been enslaving the devices of the customers of China’s two largest mobile carriers into a botnet numbering hundreds of thousands of compromised devices, says Symantec researchers. “This is not the first example of an active, revenue-generating Android botnet we… Read More »

Google reveals Android malware ‘Bouncer,’ scans all apps

Source: Computerworld by Gregg Keizer Always good to know that measures are being put in place to help manage the spread of malware in the smartphone market. In this article “Google yesterday unveiled an automated system that scans Android apps for potential malware or unauthorized behavior, a move critics have long called the company to make. The scanning service,… Read More »

HTC Android phones can leak Wi-Fi passwords

Source: Network World by Tim Greene In this article “The exploit relies on attackers creating rogue applications to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the Android build HTC uses on some of its phones, according to a post by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). … So an application could gain access to stored SSIDs of Wi-Fi networks, user names and passwords. If… Read More »

Trojan:Android/OpFake.D still encodes its config file

Source: F-Secure In this article “We’ve been seeing cases of malware that first debuted on other operating systems being ported over to Android. Here’s another trojan that fits the bill. Opfake was first found on Symbian and Windows Mobile. In its latest incarnation on Android, the trojan (still) appears to be an Opera Mini app…whose only permission request is to… Read More »

Unlock Your Phone’s Hidden Features!… Not.

Source: F-Secure F-Secure reports to have come across a site which advertises Android apps. Clicking on this ad will take you to a malicious “Android Market” web site. Downloading any of those apps will cause your phone to be infected with the Trojan:Android/FakeNotify.a. Read more here. Out to go back using the old dial phones!!