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Android is a popular hacking target.

Android users beware! The source code of the notorious banking malware Exobot has made its way onto several hacking forums—raising the possibility of a surge in malicious Android apps.

Over the last several months several banking Trojans targeting Android platforms have received media attention. One of these, called Marcher (aka Exobot), detected first in 2013, seems to especially active. This malware variant’s overlay attack even appears effective against Android 6, which has technical improvements compared to the previous Android versions to prevent such attacks.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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