Threatpost Spotlight: Droid Dream

Threatpost Spotlight: Droid Dream

By: Threatpost
Published: April 2011

If you love your Google Android phone and keep up with the latest in Android-related news, the chances are that you came across some scary stories recently about a new, malicious program designed to infect them.  DroidDream, was the subject of close coverage on Threatpost.com – and within the IT security community, which has been awaiting a tidal wave of mobile malware almost since the fi rst smart phones hit store shelves more than six years ago. But what is DroidDream? And is it something to worry about, or just another example of security companies crying ‘Wolf!’ over something you’re unlikely to ever come across in the real world? To answer your questions, Threatpost’s editors have put together the following Spotlight to take a close look at DroidDream and answer some basic questions that mobile phone users need to know about this new mobile malware.

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