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Most sophisticated Android malware yet has already infected millions

05
Apr
2014

Android is still the most targeted mobile platform out there in terms of mobile malware, considering the reports that keep detailing ways that hackers can take advantage of it for malicious purposes. But in most cases it’s Android users from certain regions of the world who are affected, because Google’s standard Android services aren’t available. A new report from The Hacker News details some new Android malware that may be the biggest threat to the operating system to date, and it may have already infected millions of devices. Called Oldboot, the malware is “designed to re-infect mobile devices even after a thorough cleanup.” Apparently, the program resides in the memory of infected devices, and it modifies “devices’ boot partition and booting script file to

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