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Android Security – Avoid Unlock your Phones Hidden Features scam

F-Secure highlight’s a new social engineering scheme that leads to a malicious website and agents that can compromise Android security.

F-Secure: Unlock Your Phone’s Hidden Features!… Not.

QUOTE: Yesterday, we stumbled across this ad from an Android-related site. Clicking this led to a malicious menu entitled “Android Market”  The text above mentions that mobile phone manufacturers are known to hide phone functionalities in order to earn money. The idea is that the manufacturers would then earn money through an OS update that unlocks the hidden features. This site claims to check your phone for such hidden features and unlock them.  We detect this malware as Trojan:Android/FakeNotify.A (the APK), and Trojan:Java/FakeNotify.C (the JAR).

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