It was reported today that an allegedly malicious application distributed via Google Play was “designed to look like an update to the Lookout (TM) mobile security application.” The application in question, which is no way related to Lookout, poses a very low risk to mobile users. Although the app does contain a Lookout branded asset, it was not primarily branded as a Lookout-specific update. The only way that a user could confuse the application with Lookout is after installation.
Before downloading any app, we always recommend that people examine its description and reviews to gauge its credibility. We’ll continue to keep you posted as we learn more about this specific threat.