A new piece of Android malware, CopyCat, has infected 14 million devices, and rooted over eight million of them. Once it hijacks your device, it can install random revenue generating apps, or it can force your device to visit advertising links. With root control, the malware has enough privilege to do worse things in the future. Watch today’s video to learn more about CopyCat, and how you can avoid it.
Episode Runtime: 2:34
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTvKTwWVRQA
- Researcher’s blog post on CopyCat Android malware – Checkpoint
- How to avoid the CopyCat malware – Slashgear
Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
L Ruohonen says
Why your e-mail letter says “read more” when actually you have some stupid video behind link?
Corey Nachreiner says
I did not say “read more” in the text… do you mean in the video. If so, I’m referring to the reference section in this post. If you look below the video, there are links to the source of this information, that has more detail. The videos are design to be short awareness news, but the detail is usually in those references.
Andrew Antles says
He’s referring to the email we receive from [email protected]. This one had the subject: Secplicity Weekly Roundup – Verizon Pin Leak – Daily Security Byte. It lists a bunch of news stories in a column. At the bottom of each story is says “Read More – ” followed by the link to the video or article in red.
I think he meant to suggest that maybe “Learn More” would be a good option since many of them lead to the Security Byte videos.
Hope that’s helpful.