Risks of Free Apps and Rooted Devices

McAfee June’s Consumer Mobile Trends Report explores some of the threats posed by free Apps where free Apps and rooted devices may abuse permissions to deliver profits to criminals. Under the camouflage of “free” apps games, personalization, tools, music, and adult content—criminals get consumers to download apps with invasive permissions.

Read Symantec’s report here – http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-mobile-security-consumer-trends.pdf

A security research firm BlueBox uncovered an Android vulnerability that affects 99% of Andoird phones. The Security research firm recently discovered a vulnerability in Android’s security model that allows a hacker to modify APK code without breaking an application’s cryptographic signature, to turn any legitimate application into a malicious Trojan, completely unnoticed by the app store, the phone, or the end user.

Red more here – http://bluebox.com/corporate-blog/bluebox-uncovers-android-master-key/

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