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Fake Gmail app stealing your personal information

Fake Gmail app stealing your personal information
Fake Gmail app stealing your personal information
Beware of fake Gmail applications as DDSpy a new Android Trojan is being discovered by NQMobile

Recently NQ Mobile, a security firm has discovered that fake app hides “DDSpy,” a piece of malware that sneaks onto the device and receives commands from a remote server. It can be called as another malicious Trojan.

The commands it receives sent via text include siphoning the victim’s call log, text messages and voicemails, data is sent back to the server in an email. According to NQ Mobile DDSpy gets installed in your device without your knowledge and you won’t even know that you are being bugged. Only after it is installed on your device it will record every SMS message you send and call you make, and recorded in a database to be uploaded in the configured email.

They have also added that the DDSpy also reserves a GPS-uploading interface for future development which might get evolved for later use. Because of these threats DDSpy has been added to the list of Android Trojans and other covert cyber-weapons like Nickispy, DroidDream, DroidKangFu, GGTracker, Foncy and UpdtBot. All there malwares are capable of harvesting sensitive data from victim’s phones.

It is also suspected as Gmail was on every Android installation at the time of purchase so it might be sent to the mill. To avoid being affected by DDSpy make sure you ignore any suspicious looking Gmail apps in the Google Play market. And antivirus software for your device is also important. 

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Author: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-06- 8 (Update: 2012-06- 8)