Malware back on Android just one week after Google clean up

Researcher at the North Carolina State University have identified a new malware that is apparently undetectable by most mobile anti-virus software.

The malware dubbed DroidKungfu has currently been found on two apps distributed in Chinese Android app stores. Nothing has been found on the Android Market but that’s because they haven’t looked at it yet.

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The DroidKungFu takes advantage of a hole in the Android security system to establish a backdoor onto the device. With this backdoor in place, it can then gives hackers full access and control of your phone. The hackers can also turn your phone into a bot making it do whatever they want to without you knowing it.

Previously DroidDream and DroidDream light were also using the same vulnerabilities issues. The main difference is that DroidKungFu is not being detected by security software.

The current issue is mainly found on Android device running Android 2.2 Froyo. Unfortunately, most device today still run Android 2.2 Froyo, even a newer released device like the Motorola Droid 2X runs Android 2.2 Froyo.

The only advice we can give and repeat again, is to only download trusted apps from trusted sources. From all these malware stories, it looks like that anything from China is a big no-no for now.

Related links

- Enter The Hacker: New DroidKungFu Malware Is Bad News For Androids

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