Android Mobile App Memory Footprint Attacks

April 11, 2012

Researchers have announced a new side-channel attack on Android phones that allow them to infer what Web page the user is browsing.

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Trojanized Android Apps Hit Unregulated Asian Marketplace

March 2, 2011

Danger lurks in the Japanese Android mobile marketplace. The ever-sophisticated and growing Geinimi Trojan is targeting Android-based devices, and is concealed in repackaged versions of popular apps and games that are sold in legitimate and regulated markets. While it has recently been noted in Chinese and English language Android apps, this trend in Japan’s Android market is new and unsettling.

The authentic and trojanized versions of the Android app are identical. However, in the trojanized version, the Android Geinimi malware is running in the background, transmitting information to a remote location without the user’s knowledge. To help combat the Geinimi Trojan, Android users are urged to take preventative measures of their own.

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New Android Trojan Contains Mysterious Botnet Function

January 3, 2011

New malware targeted specifically to Android smartphones has recently been found in China. The Trojan, known as "Geinimi," is generally disguised as a game app and once installed can send personal information from the phone to a remote server. The malware could be putting sensitive user data at risk but interestingly, that's not all it does.

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Security Flaw Found in Popular New iPhone App

November 21, 2010

The new iPhone photo sharing app "Instagram" has been a quick success, garnering hundred of thousands of users in its first few weeks of availability. However, according to a recent article at TechCrunch, the app has a major security flaw that could be leaving this massive user base vulnerable.

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Zombie Virus Sending Texts, Stealing Millions

November 11, 2010

A piece of malware -- a "zombie" virus -- hidden in a fraudulent antivirus application is infecting mobile phones throughout China. As reported in InformationWeek, the virus -- which sends automatic text messages to premium rate phone numbers, unbeknownst to the host phone's owner -- is currently stealing upwards of $300,000 a day, and is moving forward at a rapid pace.

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