Just like PCs, mobile phones are now facing more threats than ever. A new Trojan, dubbed “Geinimi”, affecting Android devices has recently emerged in China. This Trojan can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user’s phone and send it to remote servers. Based on available inputs we can say that Geinimi is distributed through third-party Chinese app stores. Here is some tips to protect your android devices from Geinimi.
Only download applications from trusted sources, such as reputable application markets. Remember to look at the developer name, reviews, and star ratings.
Always check the permissions an app requests. Use common sense to ensure that the permissions an app requests match the features the app provides.
Be aware that unusual behaviour on your phone could be a sign that your phone is infected. Unusual behaviours include: unknown applications being installed without your knowledge, SMS messages being automatically sent to unknown recipients, or phone calls automatically being placed without you initiating them.
Download a mobile security app for your phone that scans every app you download.
Lookout Mobile Security has already been delivered an update for its Android users to protect them against known instances of the Trojan. You can download Lookout Mobile Security From here for free. (Supporting OS : Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry) (Via)