Tuesday, January 15, 2013
China's Android users warned of giant botnet
Researchers in the field of information security in China warn users of devices based on the discovery of large-scale Android botnet aimed at the platform. Currently, under the botnet got more than a million gadgets.
Initially, the botnet was discovered in 2011, and now it has been introduced in about seven thousand applications for Android.
Once infected, a smartphone user can control an attacker victim, kidnapping with contacts and SMS-messages. In addition, the botnet spread adware and unwanted loads on a smartphone application.
Experts advise users to be careful about what applications they install on their devices, and any authorization request these programs, in particular access to SMS-messages, and other content.
Related link: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/15/android_malware_botnet_china/