Clickjacking Rootkit for Android
Clickjacking Rootkit for Android: Researchers at NC State University has developed for Clickjacking Rootkit for Android platform. This indicates the flaws in Android framework, which allows them to develop a prototype Clickjacking rootkit which can change which application must launch as tapped on an icon. And a bad news is that a malware can simply install false apps that seem like the normal apps but actually these kinds of apps steal information from smartphone.
Leader of the research team, Xuxian Jiang, explained how the malware will affect the smartphone and can steal your personal information. According to Xuxian, this Clickjacking rootkit is very easy to develop and has been tested on latest available Android 4.0.4. It is still unclear that either Clickjacking rootkit works on Android 2.x/3.x or not, but the users of Android 4.0.4 are increasing day by day due to the launch of Samsung Galaxy S III.
There is good news for you that NC State University isn’t concerned in writing malware to android framework, but the researchers want to discover issues in Android earlier than the malware writers.
Second good news is that the security flaw has been detected, so security companies can add detection in their anti-malware apps.
Clickjacking Rootkit for Android Platform [Video Demo]