Beware of New Android Trojan

Kaspersky, one of the top IT security organizations has reportedly discovered the “most sophisticated” android trojan yet.

known as “Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a” it is able to send SMS to premium-rate numbers, download, install, and infect the device (and other devices via bluetooth) with malware, and remotely perform commands in the console.

“One feature of this Trojan is that the malicious application cannot be deleted once it has gained administrator privileges: by exploiting a previously unknown Android vulnerability, the malicious application enjoys extended privileges, but is not listed as an application with Device Administrator privileges,” said Kaspersky Lab Expert Roman Unuchek.

we know that there are lots of PINOYs using android devices, so be aware and please share.

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