back to article VXers gift their mates an Android bank-raiding app's source code

Source code for an Android banking app has been published online, spurring fears it could prompt a wave of malicious apps. The code has is being injected into otherwise legitimate apps and shared as APK installation files or on third party app stores, notorious as harbours for malicious apps. Users will need to grant the app …

  1. a_yank_lurker Silver badge

    Infection Vector?

    Is this something that is likely to come through the app store or is it sideloaded?

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

    "The app can also steal all phone contacts, track user location, and create phishing dialogues."

    If the developers were to add the ability to share funny cat pictures, 90% of the users wouldn't mind.

    70% of the users wouldn't even notice.

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