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Secure Your Android Device, New Malware Legacy Native Attacks on Android Devices


Malware on your new Android device, the Legacy Native (LeNa) can get remotely root access to your Android devices, Lookout encountered it. Once the repackaged got root access, it worked normally however simultaneously installed a binary file to your Android device giving way remote control along with the option to install extra apps without user notification. Due to dependence on the SU utility to get root permission, the pool of users to LeNA was inherently limited to those that rooted their Andoid devices.

Before a few days a significant update to LeNa was found that utilizes GingerBreak in order to get root permission, this LeNa variant doesn’t required users interaction for root access and it increase impact to users of devices not patched against this vulnerability. It hides payload just past the “End of Image” marker of an otherwise fully-functional JPEG, and can then communicate with a remote command and control server, launching packages under the nose of the oblivious user. Resulting in a, you guessed it, rooted device.

Before a few days LeNa’s new version come out in alternative markets, however not in Google Play Store. It’s copy of “Angry Birds Space”. So now you should be careful otherwise it’ll show effect on your device such as strange charges to your phone bill, unusual SMS or network activity etc. Now you check permissions of apps request, you can use common sense to ensure that the permissions an app requests match the features the app provides and be sure to see the developer name, reviews and star ratings. Just download apps from trusted sources, and download security apps for your Android device to scans apps you use, and lookout users automatically receive protection against it.

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