BEIJING, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- World's first Android app developed specifically for tackling the Installer Hijacking Vulnerability issue, Installer Hijacking Defender is officially launched today in the Google Play Store. According to 360 Security Group, the app is the only one of its kind that thoroughly scans the vulnerabilities and protects Android devices from being compromised.
What is Installer Hijacking Vulnerability and why you should care
In March 2015, Palo Alto Network announced their discovery of Android Installer Hijacking, a vulnerability in Android that allows an attacker to modify or replace a benign-looking Android app with malware and therefore gain full access to private data. The company successfully detected exploits against Android 4.2.x and lower but mentioned that some Android 4.3 devices might also be vulnerable. Approximately 89.4 percent of the Android population was affected as of January 2014 when the vulnerability was first discovered.
Google had issued patches for the vulnerability for Android 4.3 and later but protecting your data security still needs quick actions, if any, by major vendors such as Samsung and Amazon.
Palo Alto Networks has published a scanner app, but the only action users can take after spotting the vulnerability is to stop downloading apps from sources other than Google Play. In reality, simply visiting pop-ups or using web browsers can lead to affection.
How can Installer Hijacking Defender help?
As world's first anti-virus app specifically for Installer Hijacking, Installer Hijacking Defender is equipped with both scanning and protecting features that are essential to fix the vulnerability. You can first scan your device to check if it is vulnerable by simply taping the "Scan" button. If your device is in danger, you can enable the protection feature by first pressing "Protect" button and then choosing Installer Hijacking Defender. You will be alerted with suggestions to uninstall affected apps next time when your device is attacked.
About 360 Security Group
360 Security Group is world famous mobile application development team committed to improving mobile lives for Android users. The team has developed 360 Security, a security and optimization app that enjoys 200 million users and that has reached top 5 on Google Play in 79 countries. Adopting anti-virus engine trusted by 670 million users worldwide and strictly following Google's most updated code, the team acted fast to release Installer Hijacking Defender to protect Android users from Installer Hijacking Vulnerability.
CONTACT: Nikky Wei, +86-135 2113 7173, Weixiaohua@360.cn
SOURCE 360 Security