Android malware made easy with modular kit

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.