New Android malware can steal personal data and wipe a device’s contents

Though mobile security has tightened up a great deal since the early days of Android, keeping the baddies at bay will always be a game of digital whack-a-mole. Danish security firm Heimdal has unearthed a particularly spiteful new piece of malicious software that can gain admin rights to a device and wreak subsequent havoc.
Once any piece of malware has obtained admin rights, the intruder’s overlord gains carte blanche over the target device. The Mazar malware is no exception, and takes full advantage of whatever it can infiltrate. Spread via SMS, it can make …
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