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Android malware masquerades as Nintendo game emulator

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    A new family of Android malware adds insult to injury by making users pay for the data-stealing application.

    Palo Alto Networks found three variants of the malware, which it calls Gunpoder, masquerading as emulator applications used to play Nintendo games.

    Antivirus engines are having trouble detecting Gunpoder's malicious code since it is packaged with an adware library called Airpush, wrote Cong Zheng and Zhi Xu of Palo Alto's Unit 42 research group.

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