Bogus Netflix Android App Attempts to Steal User Information

Posted: 12/10/2011 in Android, Cyber Crime, Hacking, In The News, mobile
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Security researchers at Symantec have uncovered a piece of non-functional malware that masquerades as an official Android Netflix app. According to a post by Symantec researcher Irfan Asrar, the original Netflix app for Android was released in early 2011 for only a select number of Android smartphones, owing to differences in handsets and Android OS versions. Malware authors stepped into the void by creating an app — called Android.Fakeneflic — for devices that originally were not supported by the official Netflix android app. To date the app has only been spotted outside the official Android Market, and it’s important to stress that it isn’t fully functional.  Read More…


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