Articles by Vanja Svajcer
SophosLabs process thousands of Android apps daily with many applications approaching the fine line between the completely legitimate and potentially unwanted applications.
Android Armour a premium priced security app was particularly well represented in the incoming stream of samples. Vanja Svajcer investigates why.
Although the number of discovered malicious apps for Android is growing at an exponential rate, the actual reports from customer devices show that potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) are also causing problems.
The first malicious app in the iPhone app store!
That's what the headlines said. But is it really the case that "Find and Call" is malware?
Google has pleasantly surprised the mobile malware research community when it announced yesterday that Android apps are analysed for malicious behavior before being allowed onto the Android Market, but is it all good news? Vanja Svajcer, Sophos Principal Researcher, investigates.
Despite the stint of very cold weather in Europe, Android malware scene is warming up. Vanja Svajcer finds an intriguing case for the difference of opinions on the classification of certain Android apps present in Google Android market.
A malicious developer has created copies of the most popular games on Google's Android Market and added code to send SMS messages to premium line numbers. The Android Market security team pulled the malicious apps from the market, but how many people do you think got stung before they were removed?
Adobe's decision to cease development of Flash Player for mobile platform removes a significant potential malware infection mechanism, primarily for Android as it is the most common mobile operating system supporting it.
After the discovery an Android edition of the Zeus malware kit we did not have to wait long for a SpyEye Android release.
Vanja Švajcer, SophosLabs Principal Resarcher, investigates the differences.
Gingermaster is the first Android malware to take advantage of a privilege escalation exploit against Android version 2.3, a.k.a. Gingerbread.
Unfortunately, many device vendors have not yet updated their devices with the latest OS patches.
The discovery of Android based SMS spyware related to Zeus toolkit raised a lot of interest in the anti-malware community.
The latest malware adopts the disguise of a Kaspersky anti-virus product.
SophosLabs expert Vanja Svajcer takes a closer look at the latest malware hitting the Android Market.
Android Market has been hit by another malware incident when a number of SMS sending Trojans have been published by unknown attackers. The incident was not as serious as the one in March when over 50 apps were affected by the Droid Dream malware, although any attack affecting Android Market is serious.
A Trojan horse that attempts to protect developers of an Android app from piracy and punish users of cracked software has been discovered by SophosLabs. Vanja Svajcer investigates.
Android malware writers are getting quite creative this month. This time they reacted quickly on the release of Google's Android Market Security tool and developed a fake version of the tool that delivers more than a cure for Droid Dream.
Android smartphone malware is making the news - after it managed to find its way into the official Android Market.
Sophos expert Vanja Svajcer takes a closer look.
The recently released web-based Android Market store raises some questions regarding security on your smartphone.
SophosLabs Principal Researcher Vanja Svajcer investigates the potential for using Android Market web store as a vehicle for spreading malware.
Principal SophosLabs researcher Vanja Svajcer investigates tools used in DDoS attacks coordinated by AnonOps group against major payment processing sites such as Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.