Android Market’s Malware Flood Level Rises With Plankton Surge

Yet another Android malware package has been publicized just two weeks after the last one, dubbed “DroidDream Light,” was disclosed. This latest malware, named “Plankton” by Xuxian Jiang, an assistant professor in North Carolina State University’s computer science department, exploits Dalvik, Android’s process virtual machine, Jiang wrote. That allowed it remain undetected by traditional antivirus software packages for mobile OSes for more than two months, he stated.

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