Trend Micro uncovers first Kotlin-developed mobile malware

Nicholas Fearn
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Kotlin mobile malware promises to improve Android performance - but signs-up users to premium-rate SMS services instead

Security researchers at Trend Micro claim to have come across the world's first malware-infested app developed on the Kotlin open-source platform. Kotlin is a programming language intended to he...

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