Friday, June 16, 2017

Android Malware - Steals Personal Data, Then Covers its Tracks

A new variant of Android malware is making rounds in the Google Play store and it is bad news all around.

According to Trend Micro, a Trojan dubbed Xavier, which is embedded in more than 800 applications on Android’s app store, clandestinely steals and leaks personal data.

Mobile malware is not new to the Android platform, but Xavier is a little more clever. It downloads codes from a remote server, executes them, and uses a string encryption, Internet data encryption, emulator detection, and a self-protect mechanism to cover its tracks. more