Discovery of a new virus named "Agent Smith".
The researchers of Check Point have recently discovered a new variant of malware for mobile which has quietly about infected 25 millions of devices, unless the user is completely aware.
Disguised as application related to Google, the essential part of the malicious program exploits various Android known vulnerabilities and automatically replaces the applications installed on the device by malicious versions without user interaction.
"Agent Smith": The New Virus to Hit Mobile Devices
In the Wachowski Brothers' Matrix trilogy classic, "Agent Smith" famously describes the human race have a species that multiply until every resource is consumed. In reality, It is the "Agent Smith" of the mobile malware world that is the real virus - and is spreading at alarming rates.
"Agent Smith". : a new species of malicious software.
Check Point researchers have recently discovered a new variant of malware for mobile which has quietly about infected 25 millions of devices total unbeknownst to users. Disguised as application associated with Google, the central part of the malicious software exploits different Android known vulnerabilities, and…
Agent Smith: A New Species of Mobile Malware
Check Point Researchers recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware that quietly infected around 25 million devices, while the user remains completely unaware. Disguised as Google related app, the core part of malware exploits various known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps on the device with malicious versions without the user’s interaction. This unique on-device, just-in-time (JIT) approach inspired researchers to dub this malware as "Agent Smith".
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