Android Alert: New malware on the loose, spreads via Facebook & bypasses Google Bouncer


Malware are increasingly becoming a problem for Android users specially because the OS is rather new, very popular amongst mobile users and an attraction to evil intended hackers.

A new malware has been detected today spreading through Facebook and whats worse it bypasses Google’s recently launched security system called — Google Bouncer.

According to Slashgear the malicious software disguises itself as an Android application named “allnew.apk” or “any_name.apk” sent to Android phone users via Facebook’s mobile app.

Here’s a case scenario on how you can become a victim of new malware: An Android user may receive a simple Facebook friend request and if the user goes to the requester’s user profile to check him up, they could be redirected to third-party web link instead, where the malicious app will be automatically downloaded and installed.