Posts Tagged ‘malicious applications’

Android HackedMalware is becoming an increasingly difficult issue to tackle for the Android operating system, but there are still ways that Android users can protect themselves. Many of the malware issues that are plaguing Android are fairly easy to detect and avoid, provided that you know what they are looking for.

1. Fake Utilities

There are numerous fake utility applications offered for Android devices that claim to increase the functionality of your device. Many of these utilities say that they will increase the battery power/speed/memory capacity/etc. Be skeptical about these claims that are too good to be true, they often are. Do your own research to determine whether the application is dangerous. Simply being a popular application should not imply that the application is reputable. Studies have found that a good percentage of popular applications still included malware and exploits. (more…)

Symantec CorpSymantec reported the detection of new threats in the Android app store.

Service Symantec Security Response has found 14 applications that allow attackers without the user’s direct requests from the device to external resources. Symantec Security Response has detected 14 malicious applications published by the same developer. These applications make the request with the user’s device by directing traffic to a web site needed attackers.

Malicious code running in the background, posing as part of the operating system Android. It receives signals from a number of control servers (C & C), and constantly waiting for the next command request over HTTP. This scheme provides remote management of a wide range of ways you can use. For example, it can help to generate revenue in the systems for the transition to monetize advertising links and banners. (more…)

Stop spamResearchers of Trend Micro fixed mass spam the mailing addressed to users of a portal, containing the description of hotels.

According to researchers from Trend Micro, web-site of TripAdvisor Inc., Was attacked by unknown hackers. Note that the resource is intended for tourists to evaluate the quality of various hotels in India.

The incident resulted in many of the users of the resource have received malicious e-mail message containing information about what their name booked a property they are interested. At the moment, noted in Trend Micro, virus Gamarue, contained in spam messages, infected system 2% of Indian users.

It should be noted that the web-site of TripAdvisor Inc., Is the fifth-largest tour operator in the country, has about 60 million unique visitors per month. Of these, about 2.4 million people – people of India.

Information security experts also report that Gamarue is a whole family of malicious applications, specializing in the theft of confidential information of users. (more…)