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An analysis of the technologies used by cybercriminals allows us to draw conclusions about the virus industry’s possible vectors of development and more effectively confront future threats. You, too, can learn what actions various malicious programs take in infected systems and how to withstand them.
A family of Trojans targeting Android devices. They can be distributed under the guise of installers for legitimate applications. These malicious programs are, in fact, bots that receive commands from the remote server. They can send SMS messages to premium numbers and are similar in this way to Android.SmsSend Trojans. However, they send short messages only upon receiving a command. Depending on the command, Android.SmsBot can perform other actions, for example, upload to the server the information regarding the infected computer, remove any installed application, display various notifications, etc.
According to statistics, every fifth program for Android contains a vulnerability (or, in other words, a "loophole") that lets cybercriminals successfully introduce Trojans onto mobile devices and manipulate them into doing whatever actions they need them to.
Dr.Web Security Auditor for Android diagnoses and analyses a mobile device’s security and offers solutions to address security problems and vulnerabilities.
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