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Android Malware Spreads Via Trapped Websites

A new malware attacks Android smartphones and tablets. The new malware is called “NotCompatible”, which spreads through trapped websites.

When visiting a website, it unwittingly triggers the download of an application (a technique called “drive-by download”). A message asks if the user wants to install a so-called security update. For this trap to work, it requires that the victim has set its smartphone to allow the installation of “unknown sources”, which limits the risk anyway.

Lookout solutions believes that through this Trojan could even be used to enter a corporate network via an infected Android smartphone. But for now, the number of websites infected with this malware is fairly limited.

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