Sophos is recently make an interesting announcement. This security company comes out with list of top five malwares that haunt android system. This list was made based on users that have download Sophos Mobile Securtiy app. Graham Culley, the senior security consultant at Sophos, suggest that the data was collected from Android devices from over 118 countries around the world.
Malwares have already become the biggest threat on Android system since long time ago. That’s because the OS itself is an open source platform. It’s not like Google do nothing about this. The company has already come out with Bouncer service to tackle the malwares. However, the protection only applicable to the apps that released within the Play Store environment. The malwares are still become serious threat since many users use alternative market to get some android apps.
As we mentioned earlier, Sophos was able to collect data from many android devices around the world and determine the top five android malwares. Here’s the complete list:
Andr/PJApps-C. This kind of malware is described as the cracked version of paid apps that can be obatined for free. According to Sophos, this kind of malware is not always dangerous, but mostly illegal.
Andr/BBridge-A. Soon after a user infected by this malware, their personal data will be exposed on a specific server through an apps that just installed. BaseBridge use HTTP to communicate with central server and send personal data. It can also read your SMS messages.
Andr/BatteryD-A. This kind of app will promise to improve your battery life. However, as soon as you install it, there will be plenty of ad banner loaded into your handset.
Andr/Generic-S. This kind of malware is categorized as generic and will exploit your personal data and load plenty of adware.
Andr/DrSheep-A. If you already infected with this kind of malware, we suggest you not to open such website like Twitter or Facebook. This app will be able to interrupt the Internet connection when you open those web pages
Well, that’s all we can tell you right now. In order to make your handset safe, you can always install extra protection app from third party developer like Avira or McAfee. If you think that we miss something from our explanation, feel free to contact us via comment box below. We are also welcome any kind of suggestion and critics here.tags: Android, dangerous, list, malware, Sophos, threat, Top