Android Market is Maintained, Malware Attacked Through Facebook
Malware attacks on Android-based mobile devices increased dramatically during 2011, even up to 3325 percent. According to internet security firm Sophos, one dispersal media must now be aware of is through a Facebook application.
A security researcher, Vanja Svajcer trying to explain how to malware attacked through Android Market, especially from Facebook applications. Svajcer told a few days ago she received a friend request on Facebook. Through Android, Svajcer examine the profile of the person requesting the friendship, to make sure a friend request is accepted or not.
However, when examining the prospective user’s profile, it appeared that he was directed to a specific web browser. Suddenly, the malware will be automatically downloaded into the phone.
Malware name is “any_name.apk”. Surprisingly, the downloading of malware without the consent of the user and is installed directly in the phone. In fact, the downloading of malware will be immediately cut off the pulse of the user.
According Svajcer, this is a popular trick for spreading malware on mobile devices. Because the way it is considered an easy way of spreading malware, as well as internet users suck pulse.