Sekelompok peneliti dari Northwestern University dan North Carolina State University melakukan pengujian terhadap sepuluh aplikasi anti virus terpopuler untuk Android dan menemukan bahwa ternyata aplikasi-aplikasi anti virus tersebut mudah tertipu dengan teknik obfuscation umum.

Berdasarkan paper yang dipublikasikan, sepuluh anti virus yang diuji coba adalah berasal dari Symantec, AVG, Kaspersky Lab, Trend Micro, ESET, ESTSoft, Lookout, Zoner, Webroot, dan Dr. Web.

Lookout Inc., a company that only does mobile protection, failed to flag every single variant of DroidDream that it was tested against – all 14 of them. Lookout was one of the first security vendors to alert the public to the existence of DroidDream, and yet they failed to stop basic variants of it that were created in the lab.

Trend Micro also had serious problems, as they failed to detect 9 out of 10 variants of the SMS Trojan, Fake Player. This is noteworthy because they discovered the first incarnation of this mobile malware in 2010

Ouch… tanpa googling pun Anda sudah tahu nama-nama besar vendor AV tersebut.