Global cybersecurity organisation Trend Micro on Friday announced it has rescued some-more than 800 applications in Google Play Store embedded with a trojan Android malware “Xavier” that have been downloaded millions of times compartment date.
“Xavier” steals and leaks a user’s information silently.
“These applications operation from application apps such as print manipulators to wallpaper and ringtone changers. We also yield multi-layered mobile confidence solutions to strengthen users from this threat,” Trend Micro pronounced in a statement.
Based on information from a “Mobile App Reputation Service”, a group found that Xavier’s hidden and leaking capabilities are formidable to detect since of a self-protect resource by a use of methods such as fibre encryption, internet information encryption and emulator detection.
It also has a capability to download and govern other antagonistic codes from a remote server, that competence be an even some-more dangerous aspect of a malware.
“The easiest approach to equivocate a deceit malware like ‘Xavier’ is to not download and implement applications from an different source even if they are from legitimate app stores like Google Play Store,” pronounced Nilesh Jain, Country Manager (India and Saarc), Trend Micro.