Posts Tagged ‘Android Malware’

Google’s Android may be in the news for all the right reasons at the moment, but just a few days ago, security vendor Bluebox Security announced that it had discovered a way that malicious code could be injected into otherwise entirely legitimate Android applications. Now, it would appear, this issue is more than just a theory after security firm Symantec announced in a blog post that it had discovered two apps that had fallen foul of the exploit, named Master Key exploit.

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Owners of smartphones powered by Google’s Android have not had a great time of it of late, especially if they’re the kind of users that worry about security. First, news came that a potentially major Android security flaw had been unearthed, leaving the vast majority of Android devices vulnerable. Good news followed in that Google was aware of the issue and had even managed to get a patch out to carriers and OEMs. Great stuff.

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It’s been a time for Android users and OEMs alike of late, specifically with the news that Google’s mobile operating system has had a major security flaw ever since the Android 1.6 days. Considering that’s quite some time now, it has left many feeling somewhat uneasy about the state of security on the platform, and rightly so.

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Android may have advanced in the past couple of years to offer a level of user experience comparable to the slickness of iOS, but thanks in part to its open source nature, the levels of malicious software and security holes have been a cause for great concern. Now, researchers have found yet another security vulnerability allowing an unscrupulous individual to potentially take full control of your control of your Android smartphone.

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Android users will have to deal with yet another blow, again, and this time its in the form of a new malware which disguises itself rather mischievously.

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