Monday July 18, 2011

Android Targeted By SMS-Grabbing Malware

Malware disguised as Kaspersky Lab’s Mobile Security 9 is targeting Android devices. The imposter malware even looks similar to the legitimate security application until examined closely. Like all of these disguised applications, the only way to stay protected is through common sense and diligent examination of what you are downloading.

"In the background, the application installs a broadcast receiver that attempts to intercept SMS messages and send them to a Web server set up by the attacker."