Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Symantec CorpMarket of RAT (Remote Access Tools) programs and a longstanding demand of the hackers who organize both individual and corporate attack. These solutions were at one time used to attack the non-governmental organizations, political parties, or simply to capture data from a Web camera. However, until now smartphone users were out of sight of the authors RAT.

However, now the situation is changing. Antivirus company Symantec reported an increase in market RAT for the operating system Android. So, the new code Androrat is a remote administration tool that gives the attacker complete control over the device based on Android. (more…)

Android Hacked“Kaspersky Lab” summed up the activity virus writers in the third quarter of 2012. According to the results of the quarter, analysts have identified “gastronomic predilections” malicious programs about versions of the Android platform and new incidents of cyber espionage.

The trend of rapid growth of new mobile malware for Android has continued in the last quarter. So experts “Kaspersky Lab” decided to determine which versions of the users most likely to be targets of attacks.

Most of the attacks were of version 2.3.6 «Gingerbread» and 4.0.4 «Ice Cream Sandwich».

To “Gingerbread” platform had 28% of reflected attempts to install malicious software during the quarter. Although the system is not new and was released in September 2011, due to a strong market segmentation Android-devices, this version and to this day remains one of the most popular, which in turn causes an increased interest of virus writers. Comparing our results with the official figures on the distribution of the various versions of Android mobile devices in the last 14 days of September, we see that in 48% of cases, the victims were criminals users version Gingerbread, which is set at 55% of the devices, and 43% – the most users latest version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, installed on 23.7% of devices. (more…)

FBIWarning the U.S. government provides tips on protecting mobile devices based on Android.

Due to the significant increase in the number of malicious programs for mobile platforms, the U.S. government has found it necessary to make sure that users are aware of the dangers posed by viruses.

Thus, the State Interagency Management Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which includes the FBI issued a notice informing you of malicious mobile applications.

“Experts IC3 were informed of the programs that attack the operating system Android, – follows from the notice. – Some of the latest variations of the virus is – Loozfon and FinFisher. (more…)

Android HackedThe malware steals the victim’s phone number and contact list, which is stored on the mobile device.

Representatives of the company Symantec documented Trojan, which is aimed at women users Android-devices. Victims of a malicious program called Loozfon become a resident of Japan.

Initially, the potential victim receives an e-mail inviting them to earn easy money online, or to meet a rich man.

In a letter to offer users to follow a link, when clicked, the device is installed on a fake application «Will you win?», Containing a Trojan. In Symantec noted that the application does not have anything to do with drawing money or to meet wealthy men. (more…)

eScaneScan: discovered a new vulnerability Android – attack via NFC

Researchers at the company MWR Labs demonstrated at the conference EUSecWest, held September 19-20 in Amsterdam, a new exploit the mobile platform Android.

Hacker attack was made with the use of “near-field communication” (NFC).

Through NFC-connection specialists MWR Labs managed to pass between the two smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III malicious file, which is a zero-day exploit. Self-triggering the exploit allowed complete control of the receiver. Attacker could execute arbitrary code and gained access to the SMS-messages, pictures, contact lists and other information stored on your phone. (more…)

Sophos Mobile SecuritySophos has officially introduced a new version of its product Sophos Mobile Security, which serves to protect Android-devices from viruses and theft of personal information.

In addition, Sophos Mobile Security for Android provides additional protective measures in the event of loss of the device. The new version of Sophos Mobile Security implemented new features such as scanning for new data on viruses from the cloud.

Traditional anti-virus and malware scanning is performed by new applications at the time of installation. Scan previously installed software, and can be in memory, and SD-card, and removable USB-carriers. The application is supported by the “gray list” of applications, representing a potential threat, and in the list of trusted applications added a new category: PUA (Potentially Unwanted Apps). Cloud service company Sophos helps users immediately receive timely information about new viruses to test the device to their presence. (more…)

Android HackedExpert Research Center Positive Research Artem Chaykin discovered two critical vulnerabilities in Chrome browser for the platform Google Android. They may compromise the majority of the latest smartphones and tablets, as from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Chrome browser is the primary system.

Using the first of the found vulnerabilities, an attacker could gain access to all user data in the browser Google Chrome, including user history files, cookie, cache and so on

The second vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary JavaScript-code in the security context of any site. It is a universal attack of the “Cross-Site Scripting” (Universal XSS), having carried out that, cybercriminals could compromise, such as bank account for your Mobile Internet bank and make embezzlement. (more…)

Android HackedIn just three years, no one famous mobile operating system of Google, from an outsider into a leader in the mobile OS. But after the popularity came not only famous programmers and virus writers have flooded the Internet lots of malware that can still be found even in the repository Google Play. What is this, a total vulnerability Android or just a consequence of popularity?

The first malicious application for Android was written in June 2010 by researchers from Trustwave company and presented at a conference DEF CON. In August of the same year, “Kaspersky Lab” found the first SMS Trojan for Android called FakePlayer, which devastated the victim’s account by sending short messages to premium numbers. In the following year began a boom viruses for Android of all shades and colorings, viruses are becoming more complex and refined. By the end of 2011, analysts have confirmed that 65% of mobile viruses is hit Android, and the overall growth rate has already exceeded the number of viruses hundred percent. (more…)

Android HackedVulnerability: Compromise of system in Android Cybozu KUNAI

Danger: High

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4011

Impact: System Compromise

Affected products: Cybozu KUNAI for Android 2.x

Affected versions: Android Cybozu KUNAI 2.0.5, perhaps the only one. (more…)