Mc Afee Mobile Security detects these applications as Android/Ax Leaker.
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The Java code preprocesses the retrieved phone number only if the number starts with “ 82,” the country code of South Korea.
We were dependent personalities -- terrified of abandonment -- willing to do almost anything to hold onto a relationship in order not to be abandoned emotionally.
Yet we kept choosing insecure relationships because they matched our childhood relationship with alcoholic parents.
These apps appear to have been uploaded to Google Play since early November.
The total number of downloads ranges from 170,000 to 640,000 so far, according to Google Play statistics.
Then the Java Script code sends the information to the developer’s server, specifying it as a query parameter in the URL loaded into the custom Web View at application launch.
Figure 4: Java code for defining the plug-in’s phone() method used from Java Script.Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic household.We had come to feel isolated, uneasy with other people, and especially authority figures.This framework also allows developers to add custom plug-ins implementing additional Java Script APIs.These apps implement the custom plug-in for retrieving a device’s phone number, using the Telephony Line1Number() API, and enabling their Java Script code to use the “phone” interface to get the phone number.We have now found about 120 applications that use similar, but not the same, Java Script techniques to steal a device’s phone number. These apps use a Java Script-based hybrid mobile application development framework, Appspresso.