Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FIFTY PERCENT of Android users are vulnerable

Palo Alto Networks security researchers claims that almost 50% Android users are vulnerable to Installer Hijacking that puts devices to malware infection. Researcher Zhi Xu stated in a threat advisory that devices running Android 4.3 and below are all affected by this security flaw and allows an intruder to make modification or replacing a normal application with a malware to meet attacker's objective. The whole process is being done without users consent, so it's a bit scary for many android users. But the good thing about this, only applications downloaded from third-party app stores are susceptible to this. Android users are urged to follow the basic security tip, i.e., Always download apps from trusted google play store. <more>

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