Thursday, 23 June 2016

What You Should Know About The Trending Android Virus "GODLESS"

What you should know about Godless Android malware 

Report has it that the latest and trending Android Virus or malware GODLESS, have affected almost 90% of Android device and this is mostly on rooted Android phones or tablets running on Android lollipop or marshmallow.
According to Trend micro labs, almost 90% of Android devices run on affected versions, malicious apps related to this threat can be found in prominent app stores, including Google Play, and has affected over 850,000 devices worldwide.

According to Trend Micro Labs, Godless uses a framework called “android-rooting-tools” to gain the root access to Android-based devices “Godless is reminiscent of an exploit kit, in that it uses an open-source rooting framework called android-rooting-tools. The said framework has various exploits in its arsenal that can be used to root various Android-based devices. The two most prominent vulnerabilities targeted by this kit are CVE-2015-3636 (used by the PingPongRoot exploit) and CVE-2014-3153 (used by the Towelroot exploit). The remaining exploits are deprecated and relatively unknown even in the security community.”

Apart from this, Godless malware can receive remote instructions that let apps to automatically download and silently install on Android devices which in results users are affected with unwanted spam apps that contain ads. This can even use to install backdoors and spy on the users.

Trend Micro recommends downloading apps from trusted stores such as Google Play and Amazon. Users must have secure mobile security that can mitigate mobile malware



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  1. No problem for me. Still on kitkat 😢☺

  2. Most of this malware arr found mostly in united state. Nigerians ave nothing to worry about

  3. No worries for me, not rooted...yet