New Android Malware Poses as Multiple Apps

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CA researcher Dinesh Venkatesan has uncovered new Android malware designed to impersonate several popular messenger and chat clients.

"This chameleon malware, he says, has multiple icons buried within its program code, all designed to entice Android users into downloading what they think is an attractive multi-featured app, which could be really bad news all round for them," Infosecurity reports.

"This particular strain of malware, he notes, triggers the sending of text messages – presumably silently in the background to premium rate numbers – and then asks the user to download the original software from the legitimate site," the article states.

Go to "New strain of Android malware impersonates multiple apps" to read the details.

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