New malware targeting Android smartphones and mobile devices has been uncovered by F Secure.
The Trojan, which the security company has christened with the catchy name Trojan:Android/FakeRegSMS.B hides a PNG file that allows it to hijack a person's phone and send premium rate text messages.
Over the past year we have regularly covered new malware threats that have emerged for OS X, which included attacks like MacDefender, BlackHole RAT, Flashback, and Revir, among a number of others.
While our coverage of these threats may make them appear significant, when looking at the overall Mac malware scene in review it's apparent that despite the increase in Mac malware prevalence, the threats for the Mac platform are still quite minimal. Additionally, data suggests Mac malware trends may not follow market share as many suspect it does.
F-Secure has released its latest version Mobile Security 7.5, a security offering for mobile devices to provide improved security and parental control capabilities on Android devices to meet the mobile security concerns with young people using smartphones.
F-Secure's anti-virus technologies will be complemented with new cloud-based services that provide immediate information on whether a mobile application is considered safe to install which provides comprehensive protection against spying programs and the full range of other mobile threats.