Exobot Android Banking Trojan Source Code to be Leaked

Malware based on this code are dangerous even for smartphones with Android Oreo
25 July 2018   2690

The source code for the Android banking Trojan Exobot 2.5, also known as the Trump Edition, got on the web. Malicious programs based on this code are dangerous even for smartphones with Android Oreo.

According to the Bleeping Computer, in May 2018, an unknown person published a code on the Internet, which was later distributed through hacker forums. The first version appeared in late 2016, but in early 2018, its developers decided to sell the source.

ThreatFabric security researcher Cengiz Han Sahin analyzed Exobot. He claims that this Trojan does not need additional permissions to activate.

The interesting part here is that no Android permissions are required. All other Android banking trojans families are using the Accessibility ore Use Stats permissions to achieve the same goal and therefore require user interaction with the victim.
 

Cengiz Han Sahin

ThreatFabric

In July 2018, unknown people introduced malicious code into the two packages of the ESLint JavaScript code parser to steal user data and published a tool update. Before blocking, the Trojan was able to access 4,500 developer accounts.

Samsung to Shutdown Linux on Dex

Linux on DeX was based on Ubuntu and allowed you to create a full-fledged desktop when connecting a smartphone to a monitor
22 October 2019   77

Samsung has announced the closing out of its Linux on DeX environment testing program. Support for this environment for devices with firmware based on Android 10 will not be provided. Recall that the Linux on DeX environment was based on Ubuntu and allowed you to create a full-fledged desktop when connecting a smartphone to a stationary monitor, keyboard and mouse using the DeX adapter or when connecting a keyboard and mouse to a tablet.

Of the alternative projects with the implementation of portable Linux environments for smartphones that allow you to start the desktop when you connect a monitor to the smartphone via HDMI or using technologies such as Miracast and WiFi Display, we can mention: Maru OS, Complete Linux Installer, Linux Deploy, UserLAnd, AnLinux and GNURoot.