Researchers develop Android clickjacking rootkit

A group of researchers from North Carolina State University have managed to create a proof-of-concept rootkit for the Android OS that is able to hijack the clicks made by the phone owners and use them to launch malicious applications without the users being aware of it.

Led by Assistant Professor Xuxian Jiang, the group was initially concentrated of finding security weaknesses in various smartphone platforms, but proceeded to create the rootkit in order to discover how Android developers could defend users against this type of attack.

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