The developers of the mobile banking trojan Gugi have introduced new modifications to sidestep two key security features of Android, reports Kaspersky Lab researcher Roman Unuchek via the Securelist blog.
Skype warned on Friday that its Android program could be susceptible to attack if its users also have installed a malicious application. Due to a "privacy vulnerability," criminals can leverage a rogue application to access and steal locally stored Skype for Android files, such as profile data and instant messages, Skype Chief Security Officer Adrian Asher said in a blog post. He said the company is working on "securing file permissions" so the attack can't happen and advised users to scrutinize any third-party applications they install. The issue was revealed by Android developer Justin Case.