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Malicious Chrome update actively targeting Android users

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, May 3, 2016.

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    A fake malicious Chrome update is being actively pushed onto Android users, saddling them with information-stealing malware that can be uninstalled only by restoring the device to factory settings – and losing data in the process. The malicious file – Update_chrome.apk – is hosted on a continually changing list of pages whose URLs sport variations on expressions like “Google”, “Google apps”, “Google market”, “Android update”. Once victims are tricked into downloading and installing the fake … More →

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