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Android.Fauxtocopy

Updated:
November 15, 2011 3:39:40 PM
Type:
Spyware
Name:
Update
Version:
1.2
Risk Impact:
High
Android package file
The application arrives as one of the following application packages:

APK: Update.apk
Name: Update


Installation
The application must be manually installed.

The application will create an icon that looks like a cog wheel.



Permissions
When the application is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:

  • Start once the device has finished booting.
  • Write to external storage devices.
  • Access information about the WiFi state.
  • Open network connections.
  • Access information about networks.
  • Check the phone's current state.


System monitoring
The application will gather photos from the device and send them to a predetermined email address on a weekly basis.


Functionality
This risk is a modified version of a legitimate application. The developer offers to create customized versions of the application for a fee, which contain customized email addresses, icons, and application names, in order to mask the risk on a compromised device.
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