Android malware can wreak havoc on a user. The quick growing threat can exploit data and even take control of a device incurring hidden charges. There is a new effort to battle the menace on mobile security.
To help combat malware attacks on the platform, N.C. State researcher Xuxian Jiang announced The Android Malware Genome Project at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Francisco. The goal of the project is to facilitate mobile security research by sharing malware-related code.
Jiang and his team are known for being the first to identify dozens of malware threats against Android.