Mobile Device Security: Inside Mobile Malware Threats

Fake Android Market Security tool

Not long after Google published its Android Market Security Tool – which removes malicious applications infected with the Droid Dream malware – a Trojanized version of the tool appeared in third-party Chinese application markets. "A suspicious user will immediately notice the difference between the fake and the real Android Market tool if they check the permissions required at installation," according to Vanja Svajcer, principal virus researcher at SophosLabs. "While the original tool only requires three permissions, the Trojanized version requires additional permissions for "Services that cost you money" as well as the device location."

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