Fake Angry Birds Space for Android Devices May Contain Malware
Dear chicas, please do be careful where you are downloading your apps from for your Android devices. Recently there have been reports of fake versions of Angry Birds Space being downloaded with devastating results.
What happens if you download a fake version? It looks like it’s running the game, but it’s also downloading more and more malware into your device, eventually rendering it into a botnet — taking over your device completely. According to Sophos, the malware is a Trojan horse Andr/KongFu-L, which “appears to be a fully-function version of the popular smartphone game, but uses the GingerBreak exploit to gain root access to the device, and install malicious code. The Trojan communicates with a remote website in an attempt to download and install further malware”.
How can you protect yourself? Make sure you are downloading apps directly from the Play store, and download only the official version of the game. It’s never a good idea to trust third-party apps stores. Even better — download VIRUSfighter for Android devices from SPAMfighter. It’s an application that scans every app you download for malware. A little added peace of mind – and it’s free. Try it now.