New Android Malware Could Bypass The New Bouncer Layer

Feb 7th, 2012No Comments

Google recently announced a new service which will enable scanning of all the applications available in the Android Market called ‘Bouncer’. The service was initiated to keep a tighter check on malware apps spreading through the Android Market. Bouncer works by sandboxing the app from the entire phone, then revoking permissions and finally removing the app itself so that nothing else is disturbed. More info on it can be found here.

Guess what? According to Forbes, a North Carolina State University professor, there is a new kind of malware which actually evades any virus scan and even Bouncer in the process. This obnoxious app will begin sending your phone data such as SMS, phone calls to some remote server and the entire process will be hidden under the phone’s normal usage/functioning level.

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Let’s hope this malware exploit (being called as Rootstrap) comes into the notice of Google’s developers and there is a better R&D done with this regard.



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Manik Kakra is a contributor at World of Phones, and is always interested in gadgets, especially mobile phones. He has a major gadget lust. Currently, he’s a Commerce Student in Delhi.

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