affecting more than 21.1Million Android devices right now and it’s important to
take precautions if you’ve not been affected.
have uncovered malware dubbed ‘ExpensiveWall’ and have affected at least 50 apps on Google Play, which were
downloaded between 1 million and 4.2 million times before they were removed.
|Lovely wall paper – one of the infected app|
was “packed” inside wallpaper apps, which allowed it to escape Google Play’s
built-in anti-malware protections.
packed inside an android apps, will ask users for permissions, such as SMS and internet access. If granted, the
malware will start sending premium SMS messages and register users for other
paid services that don’t exist without the user’s knowledge.
abnormal for a wall paper to be asking users for permission for sms or internet
Google play or outside Google play. Donwload only trusted apps or premium apps.