Spyware:Android/SndApps.A

Classification

Spyware

Spyware

Android

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Summary

SndApps.A was originally marketed as an innocuous gaming application, but it later pushes questionable services through an update.

Automatic action

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    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

SndApps.A was originally marketed as an innocuous gaming application. However, questionable services and permissions were later added into the application through an update, a practice referred to as 'Update Attack.'

After the update, SndApps.A is capable of accessing data such as carrier name, device's ID, and email addresses, and forward these data to a remote server.

Additional permissions requested through the update