North Carolina State University researchers recently found and analyzed a piece of malware called TGLoader that's been appearing in alternative Android app markets.

"The malware uses the 'exploid' root exploit to get root privileges on compromised phones, and from there it starts installing a variety of apps and Android code that are designed to perform a long list of malicious actions," writes Threatpost's Dennis Fisher.

"The researchers have not found the TGLoader malware in the official Android Market at this point," Fisher writes.

Go to "New TGLoader Android Malware Found in Alternative Markets" to read the details.

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