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Windows 7: Android trojan attempts to spread via Bluetooth


10 Jun 2013   #1

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Android trojan attempts to spread via Bluetooth

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A security researcher has found what he claims is the most sophisticated Android trojan yet, currently spreading by SMS spam, which goes to great lengths to hide itself and tries to replicate on nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Like other Android malware, the trojan is designed to earn its controllers money by forcing the infected device to send text messages to premium-rate numbers. But what's rare about Obad.a, according to Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab, is that it exploits previously unknown vulnerabilities in Android to remain invisible.

"Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a looks closer to Windows malware than to other Android Trojans, in terms of its complexity and the number of unpublished vulnerabilities it exploits," Unuchek notes in a blogpost.
Android trojan attempts to spread via Bluetooth | ZDNet

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10 Jun 2013   #2

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Thanks for the article
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10 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

That would be bad for people who use hands free bluetooth headsets such as myself. Thanks for the article as well.
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10 Jun 2013   #4

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The Sky is falling there is no need to panic lol j/k https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nNlY3VyaXR5Il0.

Use this and the Backdoor will be at the front door getting cleaned

BTW you should always have a Virus Protect on your phones too !
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11 Jun 2013   #5

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I've got the Android version of AVG, it's the only real-time AV protection program I could find in the Google Play store in the Top 100 apps, I might have a proper search tonight for any on-demand scanners.
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