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Android Trojan disguised behind QR codes
06-10-2011, 07:24 PM
Post: #1
Android Trojan disguised behind QR codes
Android Trojan disguised behind QR codes


A malicious QR code has been found on a website which when scanned directs users to a URL that contains Android malware, jimm.apk to be precise.
The file is a trojanised version of the Jimm mobile ICQ client, infected with Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Jifake.f which sends a number of SMS messages to a $6 a message premium rate service.

These QR codes seem to only now be appearing online, although Kaspersky has noted J2ME-based versions of the malware being distributed via QR codes as well.

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07-10-2011, 01:10 AM
Post: #2
RE: Android Trojan disguised behind QR codes
Crap, I have an iPhone but a bunch of my friends have Androids. Do you know if this has been fixed?
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07-10-2011, 04:36 AM
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RE: Android Trojan disguised behind QR codes
This one inparticular may of been fixed but the issue is still there. All the QR code is doing is redirecting you to a malicious site, so you scan the QR code which say has the value of http://www.sitea.com, sitea then checks for vulnerabilities on your phone before sending you to http://www.siteb.com which is ready with the exploit.


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09-10-2011, 03:32 AM
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RE: Android Trojan disguised behind QR codes
Awww crap. When will they patch this fully ?
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16-07-2013, 04:56 AM
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RE: Android Trojan disguised behind QR codes
QR Code has been the target of many virus carriers. I once read a post on how to stay safe when scanning QR Code, hope it will help others a little

http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-UK-Security/How-to-stay-safe-when-scanning-QR-codes
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