Hundreds Android Application Data leak Users

Posted by Sinauw on Saturday, 23 July 2011


Sinauw, CALIFORNIA - More than 800 applications
Android contain
malware that could leak personal data of
its users.

This was revealed by security firm that
examines Dasient approximately 10
applications for
Android phones.

They found that more than 8 percent of
that application
transmits user data to another computer.

Malware is designed to take control of your smartphone.
For example, 11 of the application that
contains malware known to send SMS
automatically to all contacts on the phone like a spam email that takes over an account.

Dasient CTO Neil
Daswani explained that the number of
malware-infected applications to grow until doubled in the
last two years. It
could be that users are also
inadvertently install malware on one of
the sites they visit.

Similarly, reported
Yahoo News on
Mode of spread of malware is called
'Drive-By Download'
because users do not download suspicious
files on purpose. One example that ever
happens is when an address tried to lure visitors to malicious
websites by
promoting the 'key' to the popular game Angry Birds.