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Android malware made easy with modular kit

Aug 04, 2012, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Android continues to prove irresistible to the hacker community, which seems intent on finding ever newer, more innovative ways to exploit security holes in the open-source mobile platform. Now a new threat to Android may be on the horizon: A pair of security researchers are planning to make public next month a modular, open-source framework called AFE (Android Framework for Exploitation) that bad guys can use to build and tailor Android malware to suit their tastes.

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