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Before we get to thinking that nothing is new under the Android malware sun, we get a small, but quite interesting surprise. An android malware that connects to SMTP servers to send an email. Other than the SMTP-usage, the malware is pretty vanilla. Upon installation, the application asks the user to activate device administrator to […]

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In China, there is a saying: “道高一尺,魔高一丈,” meaning “The law is strong, but the outlaws are sometimes stronger.”In the last few weeks, a new Android malware we’re calling Android/Obad.A has appeared. It uses a number of techniques that have rarely been seen before in mobile malware. Android/Obad.A requests the victim to authorize its Device Administrator […]

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Android/Obad.A is mobile malware that has been described as very complex. Truly it is one of the most complex we’ve seen because it: Uses Bluetooth to infect other Android devices Accepts commands from the attacker Hides from the Device Administration list This is a good collection of malicious activities for a modern piece of malware. […]

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