Android Malware apps target security lax users

A mobile ad network is deploying malware applications targeting Android users using…less than ethical techniques. With a color scheme and design that clearly mimics those of the Google Play Store, the ad network entices the user with a specific application type, instructs the user to change the settings to allow installs from unknown sources, achieves permissions to send and receive SMS and begins the account drain.


The platform that the application uses for the Premium SMS service costs the user 5 bucks for every SMS received and .25 cents for each one sent.

While the application advertisement does declare this, it does it in very small print…just like Verizon Droid commercials do with the ‘Screens are Simulated’ disclaimer.

What do you mean “What ‘Screens are Simulated’ disclaimer?”


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