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Other sections. According to Google Play, it has been installed more than million times. The developers position it as a solution for scanning and managing digitized documents, but negative user reviews that have been left over the past month have indicated the presence of unwanted features. After analyzing the app, we saw an advertising library in it that contains a malicious dropper component. ly, a similar module was often found in preinstalled malware on Chinese-made smartphones.
Kaspersky solutions detect this malicious component as Trojan-Dropper. We reported to Google company about our findings, and the app was promptly removed from the Google Play. When the app is run, dropper decrypts and executes the malicious code contained in the mutter. The above-described Trojan-Dropper. As a result, the owners of the module can use an infected device to their benefit in any way they see fit, from showing the victim intrusive advertising to stealing money from their mobile by charging paid subscriptions.
Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me when new comments are added. Kaspersky google play can a user tell if they have been infected? And does this affect advertising-free versions of the application? Nice find! I wish you actually described what kind of malicious paylo you actually found. It would seem to me that version 5. I reviewed the code of this version and could not find the components of the malicious dropper as described above.
Are you able to review this older version and publish an update confirming that this version is safe? Was it a false alarm? My phone recently started splashing un wanted candy crush adds — Interrupting important business. How do I uninstall Camscanner? The App does not have uninstall button and, of course, cannot find it listed in Play Store as one of my installed Apps. This article explains why I did not make the move to Android and stuck with a Nokia N as the device of choice as long as possible.
The reason being that the Maemo OS sat on top of Kaspersky google play proper Debian Linux distro and you could use the apt-get command and down the package only and check the contents. The problem is you are putting your trust in Camscanner and Google to do due diligence. As Ubuntu is becoming a more viable desktop option to Microsoft and Mac OS, a proper Linux phone would be welcomed by some Android users.
We recently came across unusual APT activity that was detected in high volumes, albeit most likely aimed at a few targets of interest. Further analysis revealed that the actor, which we dubbed LuminousMoth, shows an affinity to the HoneyMyte group, otherwise known as Mustang Panda. In this report we aim to provide more details on these findings.
In Aprilwe observed a suspicious Word document with a Korean file name and decoy. It revealed a novel Kaspersky google play scheme and an unfamiliar payload. After a deep analysis, we came to a conclusion: the Andariel group was behind these attacks. All Rights Reserved. Registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.
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