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“Rogue browsers will make a comeback on the mobile platform.”

24
Nov
2011

We’ve seen it here first: YapBrowser has risen after being declared dead five years ago-and this discovery is by Chris Boyd himself just a day before he presented at VB 2011 to discuss about rogue browsers, of which YapBrowser is.

If you missed the said conference or Chris’s presentation, this podcast hosted by our friends at Help Net Security contains a comprehensive, lightning talk from Chris about rogue browsers, their history, their numerous payloads, and the possibility of them plaguing smartphones.

Not long ago, our friends at Trend Micro spotted the first rogue browser for Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, and Android phones, disguising as Opera Mini, a popular Web browser for mobile phones. This could be the start of a new trend. Probably not. What we’re sure of is that fake browsers are still out there, even if under the radar and on different platforms.

Jovi Umawing

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