AndroRAT exposes fragmented Android ecosystem vulnerabilities

A new version of a familiar menace, AndroRAT, has emerged from out of the trash to exploit long forgotten vulnerabilities.

A new version of a familiar menace, AndroRAT, has emerged from out of the trash to exploit long forgotten vulnerabilities. First seen back in 2012, AndroRAT is as the name suggests; a Remote Access Trojan that targets the Android ecosystem. Researchers at Trend Micro have revealed that this new variant is exploiting a publicly disclosed vulnerability that enables the permanent rooting of susceptible Android phones.

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