Mobile malware trick: Give users real apps, plus infection on the side

New trick, wrapping malware around good code, gives profit-oriented malware a boost

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"Nothing to troubleshoot…how many n on-nerds to do you think will find getting what they were promised (the poisoned APK) to be suspicious?" F-Secure's blog asks. "It's quite possible somebody could compromise their phone and never come to realize it.

"Android malware is certainly evolving."

Yeah, evolving to be smarter than the OS or the security companies trying to stop it.

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