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Android malware targets unofficial releases

Jun 17, 2011, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lawrence Latif)

"THIRD PARTY Android distributions such as Cyanogenmod has been targeted by malware that exploits the use of publicly available private keys.

"The vulnerability in third party Android distributions stems from the use of private keys that are available publicly in Google's Android Open Source Project. Android by default allows the installation of applications without user intervention that have the same private key as the operating system itself."

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