Kaspersky: The "infected" applications for Android have reached 10 million

10 exceeded millions applications identified by or Kaspersky Lab to have a "suspicious" behavior that indicates they contain malware. According to the company, although a large percentage of these are malware-developed applications, there are also cases where criminals use legitimate software to transfer their malicious code.


Kaspersky research shows that digital fraudsters of all kinds continue to focus on “» συσκευές που χρησιμοποιούν το λειτουργικό της . In fact, the outbreaks appear to be rising: By the end of January, 2014 had detected approximately 200.000 unique mobile malware samples, 34% more than in November of 2013 when 148.000 samples were recorded.

Kaspersky experts also argue that users who "download" applications from alternative stores, other than the official Google Play, face a greater risk of "infection" on their devices. That is why they recommend not activating the "Install applications from third-party sources", from the settings of the operating system.

At the same time, they advise users not to activate the "developer mode" function on their smartphone or tablet, to use security software and, when installing new applications, to read carefully what rights ς ζητούν τα προγράμματα.

Αυτή τη στιγμή, οι κακόβουλες εφαρμογές προέρχονται ως επί το πλείστον από τη Ρωσία και όπως είναι φυσικό, στοχεύουν στην απόσπαση οικονομικών πληροφοριών από τους χρήστες. Για παράδειγμα, αυτό συνέβη με τη mobile of Trojan Carberp, το οποίο αναπτύχθηκε στη Ρωσία και κλέβει τα στοιχεία του χρήστη, καθώς αυτά μεταφέρονται στον server κάποιας s.

Source: kathimerini.gr

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