We found a new piece of mobile malware using Google Talk to make your phone make unwarranted and malicious outgoing calls.
A variant of Android/Trojan.FakeApp is stealing the identities of popular applications (apps) such as TrueCaller and Torque Pro. As soon as the FakeApp is installed a shortcut with an icon stolen from one of these popular apps is created, and a notification pops up. The notification also appears whenever the shortcut icon is clicked.
We’ve discovered a Trojan clicker on the Google Play store doing far more than advertised. The app name in Turkish is “Mayis Guzel Aydir”, which roughly translates to “May is a Beautiful Month”. Clicker App / When you open the app, the full-screen eyeball gives off a definite 2001: A Space Odyssey vibe.
It’s a known fact people don’t secure their devices adequately and the theft of the data on just a single device can have long-term consequences for individuals, families and companies. That’s why earlier this year, Qualcomm pledged to enhance security and privacy via Snapdragon Smart Protect and recently delivered on that pledge with Snapdragon’s new 820 processor.