Researchers have found a new malware variant that has infected around 1.3 million Android devices. Not only does the malware steal your device’s authentication token, giving criminals access to your Google accounts, but it can forcefully install new apps on your phone and give them good ratings on the Google Play marketplace. Watch today’s video for more details on this mobile malware and how you can avoid it.
Episode Runtime: 2:47
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-C-OSmngXo
- One million Google accounts compromised by Googligan trojan – Ars Technica
- Google’s response to Googligan (Ghost Push update) – Google+
- Googligan malware increases ratings of Google Play apps – Engadget
- Researchers blog post on Googligan Android trojan – Checkpoint