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Android.Droidsheep

Android.Droidsheep

Updated:
March 01, 2015
Name:
DroidSniff
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Droidsheep is a hacktool for Android devices that hijacks social networking accounts on compromised devices.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

Package name: com.evozi.droidsniff
Name: DroidSniff

Permissions
When the Trojan is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Prevent processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Allow an application to modify the Gmail app
  • Access information about the WiFi state
  • Open network connections

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with part of the Android logo at the top and two bones at the bottom, all in gray.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 01, 2013 revision 002
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 01, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 01, 2013 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 01, 2013 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 06, 2013
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

Package name: com.evozi.droidsniff
Name: DroidSniff

Permissions
When the Trojan is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Prevent processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Allow an application to modify the Gmail app
  • Access information about the WiFi state
  • Open network connections

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with part of the Android logo at the top and two bones at the bottom, all in gray.



Functionality
The hacktool can hijack social networking accounts from services such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Application creates the following services:
  • .services.ArpspoofService
  • .services.DroidSniffService
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your device has been affected by this risk.


Install Norton Mobile Security
If you do not already have Norton Mobile Security installed on your device, please download the product from the Google Play Store .

Alternatively, you can navigate to the norton.mobi website from your device and download the product from there by completing the following steps:
  1. Select the 90-Day free download.
  2. Select the Android icon to begin downloading the product.
  3. Select Install in order to accept the permissions that are being requested by the program.
  4. Next, select Open and then Agree & Launch.

Note: The first time the product runs, you will be required to enter a code that is displayed on the screen in order to activate the product. Enter the provided code and select Submit .


Run a full system scan
Run a full system scan using Norton Mobile Security to remove this risk from the device. To do this, please perform the following actions:
  1. Navigate to the Anti-Malware tab.
  2. Select Scan Now.


Manual removal
To remove this risk manually, please perform the following actions:
  1. Open the Google Android Menu.
  2. Go to the Settings icon and select Applications.
  3. Next, select Manage.
  4. Select the application and select Uninstall.
Writeup By: Mario Ballano