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Android Malware Spreads via Third-Party App Stores


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#1 KarstenHansen

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:31 AM

As the year ended, a new threat for the Android OS was found in ANDROIDOS_GEINIMI.A, which spread from certain third-party app stores in China.

This new threat spread using legitimate applications distributed via third-party stores. These versions, however, were Trojanized to add malicious code. These run completely in the background with no visible differences from the legitimate application. The added code steals a wide variety of information from the user's phone such as:


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With Regards,
KarstenHansen

Edited by KarstenHansen, 08 January 2011 - 08:32 AM.


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