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Android malware spreads via Facebook [VIDEO]

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:15 PM

Android malware spreads via Facebook [VIDEO]

by Vanja Svajcer on February 24, 2012

Filed Under: Featured, Malware, Mobile, Social networks, SophosLabs, Video

If you're using Facebook on your Android smartphone, you should be just as careful clicking on links as you would (hopefully) be on a desktop computer.

A few days ago I received a Facebook friend request and, as is usual, used my Android smartphone to check out the details of the person before I decided whether I wanted to become "friends" or not.

As the following video demonstrates, a link on the user's Facebook profile redirected my browser to a webpage that installed malware directly onto my Android mobile phone - without any warning or request for authorisation.