Researcher Paul Brodeur created a proof of concept app that was able to access system information, along with data on the device's SD card.
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The malware has been found in alternative Android app markets, though it hasn't yet been found on Google Play.
The problem is tied to the fact that Android's permissions model can't distinguish between the actions of an ad library and those of its hosting app.
The majority of password management apps actually reduce user security.