Malware authors are painting with a bigger palette these days. The gaping Google Android platform, giving legitimate developers license to flex their creative muscles, has also served a similar purpose for cyber hackers aiming to execute malicious attacks.
Subsequently, the security landscape is replete with fresh waves of malware written specifically for the Android platform. Like malware written for the PC, Android threats are rapidly becoming more creative and targeted, reeling in victims by impersonating surveys, Android games and other legitimate applications. But once downloaded, users are subjected from everything to an embarrassing SMS blast to information stealing malware that silently lifts login credentials, bank account numbers and other sensitive information.
Here are a few of the Android security attacks that have made the biggest splash.