There is a new Trojan lurking around the android based smartphones. The Trojan was found to be bundled together with some free downloadable apps from Internet. The Trojan was first reported by McAfee Labs an E-Security firm.
What Is the Name of the Trojan?
This Android based Trojan is named as DrdDream.
Which Free Android Apps Are Bundled with This Trojan?
The following apps have been reported to be infected with the DrdDream Trojan:
- Spider Man (powerstudio.spiderman_-6499338001522216229.apk)
- PhotoEditor (com.editor.photoenhance_-1966917809620329482.apk)
- Advanced Sound Manager (com.advanced.SoundManager_815153467892321884.apk)
- Quick Delete Contacts (com.quick.Delete_7697367408699356531.apk)
- Advanced Currency Converter (power.power.rate_3271521100444261301.apk)
What Are the Effects of This Trojan?
When a Smartphone is infected with this trojan the does the following functions:
- Hides itself from the user and the processes list.
- Sends the phones IMEI to the attacker.
- Sets up a SMS/MMS server on the victims phone.
- The attacker can send premium SMS/MMS from the victims phone and the victim will bear the monetary loss.
- The SMS/MMS server can be used to exploit other devices without the users knowledge.
- The trojan has the capability to Read/Send SMS , Read/Edit/Delete files from the users phone.
- Has the ability to Switch ON/OFF other applications and Wifi.
Which Version of Android Is Affected with DrdDream Trojan?
The Trojan can infect Android 2.2 Version Operating System or Below based SmartPhones.
How to Detect If the Smartphone Is Infected with the Trojan?
There is no sure shot way to detect the presence of the trojan but there are some symptoms that the phone shows if it is infected like the applications switch ON/OFF without the users interaction, Slowing down of phone and applications, Unknown increase in Phone bill etc.
How to Secure Your Android Based Smartphones?
You can download the AVG Free Antivirus for Android Smartphone from here : [LINK].
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