New Android malware turns your smartphone into a zombie

Enhanced version of the Lena is hidden in images and can invade any appliances. Updated antivirus can now fight the virus.

The Lookout, a company focused on mobile security, said on Tuesday on her official blog that a new version of malware Legacy Native (Lena) is circulating among the Androids. Unlike the previous plague, the new devices can invade non-root (which have the original software). For now, the malware was not found in Google apps on Play.

According to the posting of Lookout, malware is hidden in JPEG images to be activated and it communicates with a remote server to download a package of malicious files to the device - this app is an imitation of the Chinese Google Play. Furthermore, once installed on Android, this virus can download software without permission of the owner, sharing personal information of the device and take control of various functions.

To guard the Lookout recommended watch for strange behavior of the unit, always check the permissions required for each app, just download software and install a reliable local security solution. Lookout users need not worry as the program is already updated and prevents contamination with Lena.

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