Malicious Android app Sneaks Past Permissions!
Researches were able to extract device’s data through remote access!
The proof-of-concept app, as described in a blog post by the security firm ViaForensics called “No-permission Android App Remote Shell,” gives its creators remote access to an infected Android device. The app exploits Android’s permissions system, which is designed to put security in the hands of customers by giving them explicit control over what capabilities each app can perform.
Thomas Cannon, director of research and development at ViaForensics, wrote that the functionality the app exploits is not new, and has “been quietly pointed out for a number of years.” Read More: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755384/ns/technology_and_science-security/t/malicious-android-app-sneaks-past-permissions/#.TvMBg7KaDIU