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Android.Ecardgrabber

Android.Ecardgrabber

Updated:
October 24, 2012
Name:
EC-Karten Infos or EC/Kreditkarten Infos
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Ecardgrabber is an application that attempts to read details from NFC enabled credit cards.

It attempts to read information from NFC enabled credit cards that are in close proximity.

Android package file
The application may arrive as a package with one of the following name(s):

APK: net.skora.eccardinfos
Version: N/A
Name: EC-Karten Infos or EC/Kreditkarten Infos

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 01, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 23, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 23, 2012 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 27, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Android package file
The application may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

APK: net.skora.eccardinfos
Version: N/A
Name: EC-Karten Infos or EC/Kreditkarten Infos




Permissions
When the application is being installed, it requests permission to perform input/output operations using NFC.

    Functionality
    Once installed, the application will use the near field communication (NFC) feature of the device to interact with any nearby NFC enabled devices. In this case, the application is looking for NFC enabled credit cards.


    When an NFC enabled credit card is within close range (4 centimeters or less) and communications is established, the application will attempt to read the following data from the card:
    • Credit card number
    • Activation date
    • Expiry date
    • Card type

    The extracted data is then displayed on screen.

    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 Android marketplace .

    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. Click on the Android icon to begin downloading the product.
    3. Click on Install in order to accept the permissions that are being requested by the program.
    4. Next, click 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 press 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. Click 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, click Manage.
    4. Select the application and click the Uninstall button.