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Android-rooting malware lurking on Google Play

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jun 28, 2016.

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    For a while now Android-rooting malware has been creeping in Google’s Play store. The latest instance, discovered by Lookout researchers, masquerades as LevelDropper, an app that simulates the level tool used in construction. When an unsuspecting user installs it, the app silently roots the device and stealthily installs many more apps on it. An indication that the LevelDropper might be malicious comes in the form of a blank LocationServices window that pops up after the … More →

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