Droid Kungfu: An Android Virus That is Able to Avoid Antivirus

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The first virus for Android was called DroidDream, but now a new virus has been discovered, the Droid Kungfu, which has the ability to go unnoticed by the Android antivirus.

This new malware is able to avoid the defenses through a “backdoor” or also known as Trojan behavior, after infecting the device it can take control of the functions of the device, including user’s personal data. Droid Kungfu was discovered by U.S. researchers who immediately gave notice to Google.

Andorid Virus Droid Kungfu
At the moment only two devices were reported infected, and both are located in China. Google on their behalf have announced that they are working to identify the scope that the infection has caused and have a better understanding of their behavior.

The virus was tested in two of the best antivirus available for Android and none was able to detect it. Droid Kungfu is functional for OS versions 2.2 (alias Froyo), where it can transform the device into a bot to re-send the virus or to execute actions that are ordered remotely.

If you have an Android device the warning is clear, during the next few days watch out for the applications you download and limit yourself to download them only from official shops: Android Market and Amazon Store.

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  1. Thanks a lot for the heads up bro, I too have an android and I tend to use a lot of pirated apps ( the pirated apk’s) 😉 I think now I will have to temporarily suspend my usage of such apps until they do not come with a fix for it.

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