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Wally
10th November 2016, 02:07 PM
B U L L E T I N (ID: HKRI-AFKD8N)

The flaw allows malware writers to quietly download Android app installation (.apk) files to devices without requiring approval.

**Users need to install the banking trojan apps and tweak settings to allow installation of apps from stores other than Google Play to be infected**; however, attackers increased the likelihood of compromise by using the titles of popular Android apps such as Skype, MinecraftPE, and WhatsApp.

The attacks fail on all other browsers and would do so on Android Chrome if it were not for some clever file manipulation.

The flaw won't be fixed for about three weeks.


W E B L I N K S

By Darren Pauli: --> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/08/google_to_patch_chrome_mobile_hole_after_bank_troj an_hits_318k_users/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/08/google_to_patch_chrome_mobile_hole_after_bank_troj an_hits_318k_users/)