Malware Devs Scour GitHub for New Ideas for Bypassing Android Security (Help Net Security)


Android malware developers are misusing techniques unearthed in GitHub projects to bypass security measures introduced in the latest versions of the mobile OS.

GitHub, the largest host of source code in the world, is the home of a huge number of public projects. And, as we’ve witnessed in the example of Hidden Tear, the PoC ransomware published on GitHub by a Turkish computer engineering student, malware makers are happy to repurpose effective source code from anywhere.

Symantec researchers believe that the most recent variants of Bankosy (banking info stealer) and Cepsohord (click fraud) Android Trojans have been equipped with tricks based on performance features of two projects found on GitHub.