Image of the Day: Fake Angry Birds Android App

2010-11-18T20:10:17
ID THREATPOST:A9A7A7996A5CE75B5AD2502737BB7FB8
Type threatpost
Reporter Dennis Fisher
Modified 2013-04-17T16:35:40

Description

Fake Angry BirdsSecurity researcher Jon Oberheide wrote a fake extension to the popular Angry Birds mobile game and put it in the Android Market as a demonstration of how an attacker could exploit a vulnerability he’d found in Android. The phony app didn’t do anything malicious, but it had permissions on Android handsets that enabled it to send toll SMS messages, steal contacts and take other actions, without the user’s knowledge.

Angry Birds