Hackers Target Ubuntu Touch Store
If you the having Ubuntu OS on your phone then “Be aware of the Hackers”.
They are now targetting Ubuntu Touch Store with the App Name “test”.
“The Ubuntu Touch platform is still very young, and it doesn’t have millions of apps in the store, but someone has just uploaded a malicious application that managed to get past the automated testing.”
This application is uploaded which was uploaded on the store with name “test” and was able to change bootsplash for the phone.
First Malware App hits Ubuntu Touch Store
“This application is doing something dangerous which may harm your phone badly so Ubuntu developers are advising to uninstall this application as soon as possible.”
At this point of time it is not clear that how many users has downloaded it as it has a generic name as well. A much more important problem is the fact that it passed through the regular security filters, and that such important modifications were possible.
Canonical responded immediately
Ubuntu developers will have to reassess the security measures they have in place for Ubuntu Touch, and they need to make sure that the problems will be quickly fixed.
It has come to our attention via our community that a potentially malicious application has been submitted to the Ubuntu Store. We have identified that you are one of the users who downloaded the application. We have removed the application from the store as soon as we were made aware and are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again. The application is called ‘test’ published by developer mmrow, version 0.1 and only affects armhf based mobile devices,” reads the email sent by Canonical.
Users have been advised to uninstall it as soon as possible, so hopefully whatever the problem was, it will soon be fixed. We’ll probably see something in the change log for the next OTA update in this regard. We also have a video via one of the Ubuntu community members (many thanks to Szymon Waliczek for taking the time to do this).
Update of Ubuntu Touch Store
You can now enjoy the first update by Ubuntu Community Team Manager David Planella.
Not much users are affected a handful of users are only affected as it was informed at the initial stage and is been fixed.
“If any user gets this type of application please don’t install it. If already been installed please uninstall it.”
Updation will help you to get rid from this app.