Malware Found On Android Apps

Trojan or malware is often found on Windows OS. Many bad people trying to find security bridge in Windows and exploit it to their own benefit. There are lot of privacy data that you want to protect and Trojan can easily steal it from you. But how about if malware found on your mobile phone? You save a lot of your data in your mobile, right?

“Malware (also: scumware), short for malicious software, is software designed to secretly access a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.” (Source: Wikipedia). Recently Malware has been found in Google Android mobile OS. And it is spread from Android application.

Most Android applications are distributed in the form of Android Packages (.apk), and this was no exception. And Apk files can be opened with dexdump, that means can be modified. The application can get any information in your Android mobile. What if they send your contact, or send spam message to your contact list on your behave? And many scary things could happen.

As i found this article by Alain Zidouemba from VRT, which prove that a malware found on the Android application to send SMS trojan to your contact list.

Since mobile phone sales is much higher than PC sales nowadays, then it’s very much possible that attacker will change their target to mobile phone user and it’s not take long until they found any vulnerabilities in smart phones. So be sure to download your application files fro trusted website or trusted market. Don’t use the cracked software since it high possibilities to inject malicious code.

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