NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, March 7, 2011

Android and Kill Switches Posted by Mikko @ 15:32 GMT

Jon Last week, a number of maliciously modified applications were published to Android Market.

Over the weekend, Google announced that they will use their "Kill Switch" to remove these trojans from Android handsets.

Google will also force an install of a program called Android Market Security Tool to affected phones.

This is only the second time Google has used their Kill Switch. The only known case before this was Jon Oberheide's Twilight Eclipse proof-of-concept malware.

F-Secure Mobile Security blocks these trojans as variants of Trojan:Android/Adrd, PjApps or DroidDream.