Mobile ad Trojan numbers fall but monetization techniques improve

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Advertising Trojans were the top mobile malware threat in 2016, however, new figures from Kaspersky Lab show their numbers declined last year but their creators turned to improved monetization methods. Taking advantage of super-user rights to secretly install various applications or bombard an infected device with ads to make use of the smartphone impossible, ad trojans have become a major threat and are also extremely difficult to detect and remove. Kaspersky’s report shows the overall number of mobile advertising Trojans exploiting super-user rights declined in 2017 compared to the previous year. This decline seems to have been triggered by an…

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