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Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro finds crypto malware on Android software

June 24, 2019 / InsideBitcoins

The “multinational cyber security and defense company” from Tokyo, Trend Micro, recently reported on a cryptocurrency mining bot that’s infecting Android devices, reports CoinDesk. Security threats are spread all over. According to Trend Micro, the malware is in 21 different countries. South Korea is where they’ve seen it the most. Essentially, the bot goes after Android Debug Bridge (ADB) ports. This is terrible considering that the system is used to fix broken applications and other issues on an Android phone. If default settings are in place, these ports don’t need authentication to open. So, it gets in through these, and can then spread to any device that has ever connected via an SSH connection. The publication reports that researchers have commented on the process a little further: “Being a known device means the two systems can communicate with each other without any further authentication after the initial key exchange, each system considers ...