A new programme was recently implemented by Android to help keep malware off the market. Named Bouncer, the programme, does not seem to be very effective in warding off malware, it seems. A security firm Sophos has reported that there are malware affecting Android via Facebook apps.
The malware package is called any_name.apk and it looks like it was designed to earn money for scammers through premium rate phone services and is going around via Facebook. It is quite similar to clickjacking happening on Facebook, where users are shown content that is malicious or provocative in nature. When they click on it, they are made to go through surveys, where they are asked for personal information before they are allowed to see the video.
Many a times it turns out to be simply a hoax and even after answering the surveys the video is never displayed. The viewers and their friends are at a risk of being fooled because when the view
er clicks like on the bait page, many friends are expected to follow suit. Vanja Svajcer of Security firm Sophos said that the malware caused extra concern because it pretended to look associated with a legitimate Opera browser app as it was using a class name, com.opera. install as it was using a class name, com.opera.install.