New 'RuMMS' Android Malware Family Infects Smartphones Over SMS In Russia

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ammaross

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If you leave your phone defaulted to only allowing Play Store apps to be installed, you have no problem. Might as well run a story about how China has iPhone malware too.
 

Mobius_08

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Dont mobile browsers like chrome sandbox web sessions? Or are these users installing the malware and agreeing to the permissions?
 

Lucian Armasu

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Dont mobile browsers like chrome sandbox web sessions? Or are these users installing the malware and agreeing to the permissions?
The users would have to have installing apps from other sources enabled first, and they'd also need to agree to give device administrator rights to the malware, so it's not exactly automatic. The source post doesn't describe which Android vulnerabilities the malware is using, but it's likely taking advantage of various unpatched vulnerabilities in older Android phones that aren't up to date.
 
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