“Switcher” Android Trojan Hacks Routers, Hijacks Traffic

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Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have come across a new Android Trojan that hacks routers and changes their DNS settings in an effort to redirect traffic to malicious websites.

Dubbed “Switcher,” the malware has been disguised as an Android client for the Chinese search engine Baidu, and a Chinese app for sharing Wi-Fi network details. Once users install one of these apps, the malware attempts to guess the username and password of the Wi-Fi router the infected Android device is connected to.

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