New Android malware can cause serious problems

Androids are under attack from a new, sophisticated form of malware that can be devastating to effected devices, Lookout reports.

Shedun, Shuanet and Shiftybug are a family of Trojans that root the device automatically then pose as already installed apps while gathering information in the background, the report says.

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The worst part? The malware is so difficult and complex that the only two remedies are either professional help or buying a new phone.

Lookout says the Trojans can be disguised as one of 20,000 different apps.

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