Sophisticated Android trojan discovered over in China

A mobile security firm has warned of a new, sophisticated Android malware that has surfaced over in China. The Trojan is currently dubbed Geinimi and is apparently capable of compromising a significant amount of personal data on the user’s phone and sends it to remote servers. The Trojan is currently found in third-party application stores and is attached to republished versions of legitimate applications. Once it’s installed, the compromised applications will prompt users to grant the app more permissions than the original application requires and can relay IMEI, IMSI and location information to remote servers, not to mention prompt users to install additional applications. If you’re not to kind of user who uses those third-party application stores, you probably don’t have much to worry about, but as we previously mentioned, the issue of mobile security is becoming increasingly important.

This article was filed in Homepage > Cellphones and was tagged with Android, app store, china, malware and trojan.
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