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Sections About TNW TNW Sites ‘Agent Smith’ malware replaces legit Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices by — in Researchers from cybersecurity vendor targeting Android devices. Dubbed Agent Smith, the malware has been found to exploit known weaknessesÂ in theÂ Android operating system to replace legitimate installed apps on the device with malicious versions without requiring usersâ intervention. Based on their research, Agent Smith has been found to leverage its broad access privileges to display fraudulent ads and profit off them.