Advertising malicious software infecting thousands of Android applications and can not be removed




The researchers found a new type of malware own system Android resides in thousands of applications, and most of those applications are very popular such as Facebook and snapchat and Twitter and many others, and making matters worse it is almost impossible to remove them, which users may be forced to completely replace their devices .

Where I discovered Lookout Security company specialized security of mobile malware called it “Trojanized as adware”, and has a new way to explain the way for cyber criminals to obtain money.

The adware software is malicious software you view or download advertising content automatically and without the user’s desire when it relates to the Internet, causing problems for the user, as you install itself within the device.

The criminals take the original copies of the present on the Google Play store applications and are reconstructing application packages and embedding malicious software, and to send them and present them to the stores a third party, often with full functions and without the problems of the application works and does not alert the owner of the machine about anything.

The researchers hit the example of a user installs a third-party application store application and the access to the root powers up to the phone system completely, which is a hole in the security of the Android system and open more ways for hackers to launch attacks on a regular basis, and the application will display ads Who would generate up money for the attackers.

The company pointed out that “this malicious software you access to the root directory in the phone and the inauguration itself as applications belonging to the system, it becomes almost impossible to remove them, usually based on forcing victims to replace their devices.”

The company added that the good news is that they are who install their applications across the store to the official Google Play Android system users were not affected by this malware.

The security company, which is headquartered in San Francisco in California that there are at least three similar families of malware that infect the Android system, and that serve ads and a Shuanet Kemoge known as ShiftyBug and Shudun or known as GhostPush.

The researchers wrote that the three families of malware is present in more than 20 thousand hostile application packaged and assembled and deployed on the Internet dramatically.

The biggest problem may represent the presence of such software and infected and targeting private companies and protection, such as the application of Okta who is giving users the powers after the i verifies two-step application, which allows access to data is not supposed to be reached by such malware, including sensitive corporate data.

The researchers said the highest that have been discovered dating back to the United States, Germany and other countries where the Android system has a large market share, such as Russia, Brazil, Mexico, the researchers said they expected that malware continue to evolve over time.


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