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A New Maleware Affecting Android Devices

by Manish Tewatia on May 07, 2012

A new type of malware , it does not affect PCs and Laptops but targeting on SmartPhone devices.
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Introduction

According to research from Lookout Security, they found a new malware targeting Android devices. This is new type of malware because it does not affect PCs and Laptops but targeting on SmartPhone devices. Android device affected by this malware  doesn't take the usual route of embedding itself in an app. This malware enforce to go to harmful websites that try to push malware onto visitor's device.

This is a dangerous new technique by the hackers to access the personal data of users. Through this malware hackers can access private network where all data server may be present according to Lookout researchers.

This malware does not affect PCs so it it affects limited area.  Criminal hackers are experimenting to affect new market just like mobile devices (smart phones).

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Affects of malware

  • Access personal Data
  • Access in Private network
  • Slow down the performance of device
  • Delete the data
  • Destroy the data
  • Modify the data.
  • System/Device crash

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