Google to patch Chrome mobile hole after bank trojan hits 318k users

Flaw allowing ads to offer dodgy apps won’t be fixed for about three weeks.

By Darren Pauli

An Android Chrome bug that’s already under attack – with criminals pushing banking trojans to more than 300,000 devices – won’t get patched until the next release of the mobile browser.

The flaw allows malware writers to quietly download Android app installation (.apk) files to devices without requiring approval.

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