New Android malware infects 25 million devices
6 days, 15 hours ago by kyle | 7 facts | 0 comments | 5 votes

  • The malware exploits known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions without users’ knowledge or interaction. - www.checkpoint.com
  • Dubbed “Agent Smith”, the malware currently uses its broad access to the devices’ resources to show fraudulent ads. - www.checkpoint.com
  • “Agent Smith” was originally downloaded from the widely-used third party app store, 9Apps and targeted mostly Hindi, Arabic, Russian, Indonesian speaking users. - www.checkpoint.com
  • The malware hacks apps and forces them to display more ads or takes credit for the ads they already display. - www.theverge.com
  • Check Point says a key vulnerability that Agent Smith relies on was patched several years ago in Android. - www.theverge.com
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