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Gunpoder: A new Android malware targets users not residing in China

Jul 13, 2015    

Researchers have discovered a new family of Android malware that successfully evaded all antivirus products on the VirusTotal web service. Palo Alto Networks named this malware family 'Gunpoder' based on the main malicious component name, and Palo Alto Networks' threat intelligence team Unit 42 observed 49 unique samples across three different variants.This finding highlights the fine line between adware, which isnt traditionally prevented by antivirus products, and malware, with its ability to cause harm.Samples of Gunpoder have been uploaded to VirusTotal since November 2014, with all antivi...

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