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Symantec discovered Android Malware Toolkit named Dendroid


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Android platform is becoming vulnerable day by day and hackers always try to manipulate android by applying novel techniques. In this regard, Symantec researchers have found a new android malware toolkit named “Dendroid”.

Previously Symantec found an Android Remote admin tool named AndroRAT is believed to be the first malware APK binder. However, Dendroid runs on HTTP with many malicious features.

Dendroid toolkit is able to generate a malicious apk file that offers amazing features like:

  • Can delete call logs
  • Open web pages
  • Dial any number
  • Record calls
  • SMS intercepting
  • Upload images, video
  • Open an application
  • Able to perform DoS attack
  • Can change the command and control server

The author of Dendroid also offers 24/7 customer support for this RAT and Android users can buy this toolkit at $300 by paying

Bitcoin

, Lifecoin.

Experts at Symantec said that Dendroid has some connection with the previous AndroRAT toolkit. Dendroid being an HTTP RAT offers PHP panel, firmware interface, and an APK binder package. The official seller of Dendroid is identified as “Soccer” and it endow with amazing features that have never been offered before this.

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Symantec believes that there is a strong marketplace for such malicious tools. Even on PC platform, many crimeware toolkits like Zeus (Trojan.Zbot) and SpyEye (Trojan.Spyeye) performed high profile crimes. Such toolkits became popular due to ease of use. Symantec is also observing over Dendroid and advice users to install Norton Mobile Security to detect this threat.

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Interesting, I kinda surprised as symantec recommend Norton Internet Security to detect the malware, I don't know how long it will affect your phone and how much memory it will take. A couple of best Anti-virus software for phones are on the rise. They all work the same way I believe.

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But they still can't detect keygens, cracks, activatiors etc for their own products.

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But they still can't detect keygens, cracks, activatiors etc for their own products.

Who says they can not? Are those malware? No. And they should not be detected.

Cheers ;)

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A program that steals other people data is a malicious software, but a program that steals other companies products isn't? Don't get me wrong, but stealing is stealing.

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Come on, why are you on this site in the first place? I believe most of us here to obtain full featured software are for the purpose of sufficient learning/evaluating the software, because the normal 30-day evaluation period might not be enough for some. Once the we are convinced that the software we tried is worth its price tag, I believe many of us will buy it.

For me, I first used pirated Terabyte Image for Linux/Windows because I want to evaluate it for a long time to test it under different scenarios and on different computers. These take time. So after a year or so, I finally bought a licence for Image for Linux because I found it to be really robust and reliable.

This behavior does not meet the terms and conditions of end user licence, however in real life, this works out pretty well for many. You don't want to rush buying some software and then remorse. I don't think we are here only for the purpose of stealing.

A program that steals other people data is a malicious software, but a program that steals other companies products isn't? Don't get me wrong, but stealing is stealing.

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Come on, why are you on this site in the first place? I believe most of us here to obtain full featured software are for the purpose of sufficient learning/evaluating the software, because the normal 30-day evaluation period might not be enough for some. Once the we are convinced that the software we tried is worth its price tag, I believe many of us will buy it.

For me, I first used pirated Terabyte Image for Linux/Windows because I want to evaluate it for a long time to test it under different scenarios and on different computers. These take time. So after a year or so, I finally bought a licence for Image for Linux because I found it to be really robust and reliable.

This behavior does not meet the terms and conditions, however in real life, this works out pretty well for many. You don't want to rush buying some software and then remorse. I don't think we are here only for the purpose of stealing.

A program that steals other people data is a malicious software, but a program that steals other companies products isn't? Don't get me wrong, but stealing is stealing.

Don't act as a child, as I said, don't get me wrong about it, but at the end of the day, stealing is stealing. If someone uses pirated softwares, that doesn;t mean that he must be so stupid to think that what he does is right. He knows that it is wrong, but he needs to do it because there are no other ways.

What about clothes? How do you buy them? There are no trials, and you still buy them, this is not about testing software, is about the need of them, but, there's no other way to get them beside pirating them for most of the people.

So I see no sense in asking me, why I'm on this forum.

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Your example of buying clothes is not a good one, because clothes and software are vastly different. For a piece of software, such as my example of Image for Linux/Windows, as I said, is not easy to evaluate, it takes time, since you have to test it many times to make sure it works (de-bug) under different senarios. For clothes, you know your size therefore you will know if a clothes is going to fit or not. plus, in many occasions you have a chance to try it just one time to find if it fits. In summary, you are comparing a simple process (clothes buying) to a complicated process (software evaluation/learning) which is not appropriate. Many software allows for free trial period and there is a reason for that, because it's not that simple for end users to evaluate it.. I don;t think you need to evaluate a clothes 30 days before you buy it.

Anyway, we are all entitled to our own opinions.

Come on, why are you on this site in the first place? I believe most of us here to obtain full featured software are for the purpose of sufficient learning/evaluating the software, because the normal 30-day evaluation period might not be enough for some. Once the we are convinced that the software we tried is worth its price tag, I believe many of us will buy it.

For me, I first used pirated Terabyte Image for Linux/Windows because I want to evaluate it for a long time to test it under different scenarios and on different computers. These take time. So after a year or so, I finally bought a licence for Image for Linux because I found it to be really robust and reliable.

This behavior does not meet the terms and conditions, however in real life, this works out pretty well for many. You don't want to rush buying some software and then remorse. I don't think we are here only for the purpose of stealing.

A program that steals other people data is a malicious software, but a program that steals other companies products isn't? Don't get me wrong, but stealing is stealing.

Don't act as a child, as I said, don't get me wrong about it, but at the end of the day, stealing is stealing. If someone uses pirated softwares, that doesn;t mean that he must be so stupid to think that what he does is right. He knows that it is wrong, but he needs to do it because there are no other ways.

What about clothes? How do you buy them? There are no trials, and you still buy them, this is not about testing software, is about the need of them, but, there's no other way to get them beside pirating them for most of the people.

So I see no sense in asking me, why I'm on this forum.

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we are all entitled to our own opinions.

You are right here

But you are poiting only to one example, your example. Software and clothes are not so vastly different. Both are products that one needs. Even softwares, they are all so different that you cannot make a general rule to comprise all the cases. A program doesn't need so much time to test. Every software comes with a manual, so if you read carefully the manual you know what it can do and what It cannot do. You don't need to redo the tests again since the company that sells it, already did them. I don't know about the US policy but in Europe, if your product doesn't work as it says in the manual, you are entitle to get a refund.

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