Sophos Mobile Security PUA detection changed

  • Article ID: 119183
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2013

Sophos Mobile Security supports Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) classifications. Such classifications mirror the categories that have long been available in Sophos’ other end point products (Adware, Dialer, Hacking tool, System monitor and Remote administration tool).

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos Mobile Security

Operating systems
Android

Sophos Mobile Security PUA detection

Sophos Mobile Security already supports the classification of Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA).
Starting Wednesday 17 April 2013 Sophos will begin releasing more data to detect apps containing behavior that falls within a PUA category on this platform.

The effect of this change is that Sophos Mobile Security may detect more apps containing behavior such as aggressive advertising frameworks which fall within a recognized PUA category.

 
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