Internet Igors have stitched together the first strain of Windows malware that can hop over and infect Android smartphones and tablets.This is a pretty neat trick that they pulled off. Let me emphasize once again that you do not want to bank from your phone. Ever.
The Droidpak mobile banking trojan exploits syncing between smartphones and Windows PCs to jump from a compromised PC onto an Android device.
The Windows Trojan downloads a malicious .APK file (an Android application) onto an infected computer. The malware also downloads a command line Android Debug Bridge (ADB) tool, a utility that allows the malicious code to execute commands on Android devices connected to an infected computer.
ADB is a legitimate utility that's part of the official Android software development kit.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
New Windows malware infects Android devices sync'ed to the PC