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AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook

AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook...

 

“We detected a big increase in the use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to target Android users. Cyber criminals are finding it very convenient to distribute their malware straight to a mobile device via these networks,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at AVG.

 

“The growth of the Android platform has been phenomenal, which has not gone unnoticed with cyber criminals who have discovered it to be a lucrative target for their malware. In 2011, Google had to remove over 100 malicious apps from the official Android market, Google Play.”

 

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Android malware spreads via Facebook app | ZDNet

Android malware spreads via Facebook app | ZDNet | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Facebook app used to circumvent Google’s ‘Bouncer’ Android Market scanner.

 

It seems it didn’t take the bad guys long to find a way around Google’s ‘Bouncer‘ security scanner for the Android Market. Rather than uploading malware to the Android Market, security firm Sophos has discovered new malware that spreads via the Facebook app.

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