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CuckooDroid – Automated Android Malware Analysis

CuckooDroid is an extension of Cuckoo Sandbox the Open Source software for automating analysis of suspicious files, for Android malware analysis. CuckooDroid brings to Cuckoo the capabilities of execution and analysis of android applications. CuckooDroid provides both static and dynamic APK inspection as well as evading certain VM-detection techniques, encryption key extraction, SSL inspection, API […]

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Android Malware Giving Phones a Hummer

So Android Malware has always been quite a problem, especially with it being so easy to install random .apk files and the proliferation of 3rd party app stores. Also so many people with rooted phones and the fact that software installed can root your phone and take complete control. The current worry is the Hummer […]

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Google Leaves Android Users Vulnerable To WebView Exploit

So it seems the Google corporate motto/slogan “Don’t be evil” is falling down again, Google is adopting a very Microsoft-esque approach and orphaning users of older version of Android (basically anything before the current production version 4.4 AKA Kit Kat). Which is the majority of Android users right now, especially those using lower end devices […]

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Sophos Offers Free Android Antivirus App

Sophos seems to be a lot more aggressive recently when it comes to the consumer market, they used to be a hardcore enterprise only solution when they first started out. I guess they’ve realized where the money is. Back in 2010 they one of the first to come out with a free Antivirus solution for […]

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Android Malware App Covertly Makes Purchases On China Mobile Market

There seems to be a trend towards malware on the Android platform that extorts money from the user somehow, either through premium SMS or services – or the latest trojan – which covertly purchases apps from the mobile market. We first wrote about Android Antivirus software from Symantec back in 2010 and it seems like […]

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Android Trojan Targets Japanese Market – Steals Personal Data

Early last year we wrote about China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans, then later last year there was a possibility Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages. The latest news about Android malware is malicious apps that are in the official Google marketplace (called Play) – […]

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Google Removes ‘DroidDream’ Malware From Android Devices

Android must be getting popular! It’s always a test of a new platform or OS, when does it start getting serious malware targeting it? It seems like the time for Android is now, the news lately has been buzzing about the DroidDream malware that has been flooding the Android Market. Google pulled a number of […]

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China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some […]

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Symantec Expands Security Products To Cover Android & iOS

Most of the big companies in the modern age of business are moving to the acquisition model rather than developing new technologies, Symantec has made a few purchases in recent years. Their latest move is to offer security for the hot smartphone platforms Android and iOS, which powers the new iPhone 4 and iPad. The […]

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