BitDefender Antivirus expert discovers new source of danger for Android users Holzwickede, June 24, 2010 the growing interest in the testing of the new Google Android operating system on x 86 platforms has drawn the attention of cybercriminals to. Security software maker BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) found out, the attacker entice users who want to install the new Google operating system for smartphones on their PC to a fake Web site. There is hiding out with the Trojan Generic.KD. 13718 however a dangerous kind of malware that masquerades as Android LiveCD and Windows is infected via a backdoor. Google’s operating system for smartphones running not only on the cell phones provided for this purpose. Based on a Linux kernel, it can be used on computers with x 86 processors. With LiveAndroid”, Google provides the ISO image of a bootable CD for the standard PC platform, with whose help of the user Android can start and test without installation directly from the CD.

Trojan opens a back door by the BitDefender Virus scanner as Trojan.Generic.KD. 13718 identifies, it is a Trojan horse that downloads more malware on the compromised system to at the pest disguised as Android LiveCD. Therefore no regular ISO image, but an exe file with the name liveandroidv0.3.exe lands on the computer”. This installs a backdoor Trojan that opens a backdoor into the system. Attackers can use this to go unnoticed to remotely access on the infected PC. To remain protected against such risks and to optimize its own Internet security, BitDefender recommends the installation of a complete antivirus program. Users who want to test the Android operating system, should download it only from the official Google site. For more information, solutions /.

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