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Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Security | 0 comments

New Android Trojan exploits many previously unknown vulnerabilities

New Android Trojan exploits many previously unknown vulnerabilities

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Researchers at firm Lab found a new that exploits previously unknown vulnerabilities of Google’s mobile operating system, which also borrows techniques from Windows to evade detection and remain installed on infected devices.

The application is called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, and cataloged as the most advanced malware to date to Android. This was designed to send SMS to premium numbers without the user’s consent and also allow attackers to execute commands from remote computers on your phone. Currently the Trojan spreads through spam text messages, but has not reached a massive scale.

With the Trojan can steal any information from a phone, and download other malware to be installed locally or distributed to other devices via Bluetooth.

Kaspersky researchers said that if it is common for malware programmers try to create the most complex codes possible to hinder their investigation, “it is very rare to find a method of concealment as advanced as Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a malware”.

The malware also attempts to acquire root privileges with the command “your id” when installed on rooted devices, said Denis Maslennikov, Kaspersky Lab analyst “The Trojan looks more like a Windows malware that other Android Trojans in terms of its complexity and the amount of that exploits unknown vulnerabilities, “they said in the antivirus company.

Link: New Android Trojan app Previously unknown exploits flaws (PC World)

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