Users Continue to Install Malware on Their Phone 5 Years After Adobe Discontinued Flash for Android

February 18th 2017 By Catalin Cimpanu


It is unbelievable that almost five years after Adobe announced it would stop developing Flash Player for Android, users are still installing a non-existent piece of software, which in almost all cases is just malware in disguise.


Unfortunately, this is exactly what seems to be happening, and on a regular basis, as malicious apps disguised as Adobe Flash continue to be one of the simplest and most efficient ways to distribute mobile malware, right there next to “dedicated video players for viewing adult movies.”


In the past few years, we’ve seen this basic lure used to trick users into downloading hoards of banking trojans, adware, and RATs on the Android devices of unsuspecting users.


The amount of reports citing a fake Flash Player for Android as the source of a malware infection is staggering. Take it from an infosec reporter like yours truly. There’s one every week.


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