Symantec has warned the Android community that Android malware authors are making their malwares more invisible and harder to detect. This means that they are adding greater encryptions to their creations.
These malwares are now using an encryption to obfuscate embedded modules so security products don’t spot anything nasty, the security firm said. This kind of technique was been long used in the PC world. But what is disturbing is that it is increasingly being ported to the cellular world. And what’s more is that, it is stealthier than the ones in our PCs.
Today, mobile processor has enough computational abilities for industry-standard encryption and these strong encryption schemes become a standard component of the operating environment. It seems only natural to expect this trend of encrypting components to consolidate for mobile malware.
It has been a year since Android was attacked by the first malware. Hackers see Android as a ‘lowest hanging fruit’ and decided to shift from the PC to the mobile. It also makes sense because the mobile world is still on the emerging stage. In March, Total Defense, a malware detection and anti-crimeware specialist, revealed that Android has surpassed PC based operating systems on being the most targeted malware attacks. Also, this year, Juniper Network revealed that Android malware grew by 3,325 percent in the last seven months of 2011.
A tech site TechWeekEurope revealed how easy it is to create potentially malicious Android malware kit, doing so in the back of a limo.
Besides their growing popularity and demand, Android still has many flaws. One of them is this growing vulnerability to malicious attacks and their lack of quad-core support. If they want to remain on top, then they need to do something on their flaws or else they will be out of their throne.
Google is a big company and has lots of powerful resources. It is cheap of them not to have solutions for it in a year. How would Google make a solution for this? How long will they keep the community waiting and watch them being attacked by malwares?