AMA Trojan exploiting a master key vulnerability in Android has been uncovered infecting smartphones and tablets.
Russian security firm Dr. Web found the malicious Android.Nimefas.1.origin Trojan, warning that it offers criminals a variety of powers over the infected Android device
"Android.Nimefas.1.origin can send text messages, transmit confidential information to criminals and allows intruders to remotely execute certain commands on the infected mobile device," said Dr. Web's statement.
Dr. Web reported that the Trojan exploits a master key vulnerability to bypass Android's inbuilt defences.