New “Godless” mobile malware targets 90% of Android devices


android virus

The folks over at Trend Micro have recently discovered a new mobile malware that targets Android devices. The malware is called “Godless,” and it can infect nearly 90% of Android devices. Trend Micro reports that the Godless malware has already affected over 850,000 devices. It can be found in apps from the Google Play Store.

The malware works by using a framework called “android-rooting-tools.” It gains root access and then reports back to the creators. Some of the things Godless can do is download unwanted apps without the user’s knowledge, display malicious ads, and spy on users.

Trend Micro says that some of the apps affected with Godless have already been removed from the Play Store. But some “clean” apps that have malicious clones with the same developer certificate. These clones aren’t in the Play Store, but there is potential to be upgraded to the malicious versions without your knowledge. Be safe out there.

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

Huawei starts preparing for a future without Android with their own OS

Previous article

HTC is sending out invites to test Sense Home on non-HTC phones

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Apps