Droid Danger: Top 10 Android Malware Families


4. Boxer

Another SMS Trojan, designed to rack up charges by texting to premium rate numbers, the Boxer family of malware was once masquerading as a Flash alternative for Android devices, according to Trend Micro. The apps that spread the threat sometimes pose as freely available versions of legitimate mobile applications. In addition to Europe and Asia, the Boxer family, which also constituted 6 percent Android malware threats, showed up in Brazil and other countries in Latin America, the security firm said.



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