Newest Android Malware Allows Hackers to Control Your Phone

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    Newest Android Malware Allows Hackers to Control Your Phone


    There's a new malware program for Androids on the prowl, and it's a nasty one. The malware "app" is a trojan called "DroidKungFu" and it allows hackers a backdoor entrance to your handset. With access the hacker can get your personal data, but can also gain full remote control of your Android, to make your phone do anything they want. This is evil stuff to be sure! It was found by some North Carolina State University researchers buried in some apps on Chinese forums and third-party software sites. Here's a quick quote from the PhanDroid article with some good advice,
    Researchers at North Carolina State University discovered the malware, which has gone undetected by mobile anti-virus software thus far. The good news is you can do a lot to prevent yourself from picking up the bad apps. There is no word they have hit the official Android Market yet, so keep an eye on what you are downloading and only download apps from trusted sources and you’re already off to a good start.
    Stay vigilant!

    Source: PhanDroid

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    The lesson here is Don't use 3rd party apps from China lol
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    When they say full has anyone at that university tried the 3 finger salute to see if we can still have a way out?? I know just don't use apps from unknown sources but just encase.

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    Where can I find a copy?

    If non-rooted users can't get full control of their phone, and 2.3.4 doesn't have any known exploit, how is this working?

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    That's a good point and same here if we can get a copy I want one this could be a key to finding an exploit. Or at least a solution.

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    In all fairness, I suspect it's abilities are over rated and/or it doesn't effect 2.3.4...

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    Probably but at least there is still a chance that we have an exploit and if not then at least we will know who they are getting to us.

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