One of Microsoft’s security researchers, Zink Terry reveals that he has just discovered a number of spam messages from Yahoo Mail server. This finding is not really a big deal, except if in reality that spam email looks like sent from the Android device.
Reported from Techradar, Friday (07/06/2012), there is an email “Message-ID” contains the word “androidmobile” and also comes with “Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android”. Therefore, Zink considers that it is very difficult if accidentally download the application that contains malware from Google Play. What’s more, he said, Google has a serious step to ensure the authenticity and validity of the application submitted for inclusion in the application store.
“Before I ever wrote that Android has the most malware compared with other smartphone platforms, but the opportunity to download and install Android apps is very low if get it from Android Market (Google’s Play),” Zink wrote in his blog post.
So, if Android device users get the applications out the official application store then the result will be different again. In other words, the third-party applications storage make it easier for Android malware developers to create programs in the user’s smartphone.
Therefore, Zink believes that such third-party applications store as a source of spam email. “I believe the spam email comes from low-quality applications,” he said.
Referred to as the source of email spam, Google directly denied his operating system”ride” botnet. “The evidence does not support the claim Android botnet,” said Google spokesman said in a statement.
Zink also confirmed the explanation given by Google. “Yes, it is possible that the bot in a compromised PC to connect to Yahoo Mail, enter the message-ID to override the Yahoo message-ID and adding the tagline ‘Yahoo Mail for Android’ at the bottom of the message,” said Zink.Advertisement