Malwares are something that cannot be stopped from getting created but we can prevent them from entering into our arena. Almost all devices that are running on a particular operating system get affected by malwares. Now a days Android has created a boom in the market so how could the malware remain behined. Sophos Labs has released the top 5 mobile malware threats, at the same time Symantec has said that hackers are increasingly targeting Android as the next frontier for them.The list has been compiled by examining the statistics produced by installations of Sophos Mobile Security on 5,000 – 10,000 Android smartphones and tablets in 118 different countries. So the top 5 android malware are as follows;-
Hackers are fooling the users not only through free apps but also though paid apps into their trap. This has been highlighted by Sophos Mobile Security app for Android. It has detected an app as Andr/PJApps-C which means that the app has been identified that has been cracked using a publicly available tool. Most commonly these are paid for apps that have been hacked. They are not necessarily always malicious, but are very likely to be illegal.
This “Battery Doctor” app falsely claims to save battery life on your Android device. But it actually sends potentially identifiable information to a server using HTTP, and aggressively displays adverts.
Sophos Mobile Security generically detects a variety of families of malicious apps as Andr/Generic-S. These ranges from privilege escalation exploits to aggressive adware such as variants of the Android Plankton malware.
This is a tool that can allow malicious hackers to hijack Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin sessions in a wireless network environment.
hese malicious apps can send and read SMS messages, potentially costing you money.