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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

3 April 2012, 10:19
Android bot attacks rooted smartphones

Antivirus company NQ Mobile has discovered a variant of the DroidKungFu Android malware called DKFBootKit that targets users who have rooted their smartphones. The malware piggybacks on apps that would otherwise ask for root privileges anyway ? and, once the user has agreed, sets up camp deep in the smartphone's boot sequence and replaces commands such as ifconfig and mount to help ensure it is started early in the boot sequence. Since the bootkit itself doesn't take advantage of any exploits, the security researchers say it is more difficult to catch.