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Sophisticated New Android Trojan Discovered

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | more than 3 years ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Security researchers have discovered a new sophisticated Trojan that has emerged in China that is affecting Android devices which can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user’s phone and send it to remote servers.

Researchers from Lookout Mobile which discovered the Trojan, say the mobile malware is “The most sophisticated Android malware we’ve seen to date, Geinimi is also the first Android malware in the wild that displays botnet-like capabilities. Once the malware is installed on a user’s phone, it has the potential to receive commands from a remote server that allow the owner of that server to control the phone.”

What makes the Trojan different than most “standard” mobile malware is that Geinimi is being “grafted” onto repackaged versions of legitimate applications, primarily games, and distributed in third-party Chinese Android app markets..."

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All your Droids are belong to us now! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34708934)

I would assume if you stick to the Android Marketplace, the applications are safe.
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