First real cell phone virus.... (Android)

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  1. mattCR

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    I'm sure when people first thought "First real, in the wild cell phone virus.." they assumed it'd be Windows Phone 7. Nope, Android gets the bite first.


    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.977b068acd47e413d8fd13a095054327.c1&show_article=1





    Bundling itself into Android apps that have made their way onto websites (not the marketplace) purporting to be "free downloads" these apps allow remote takeovers of the phone, to harvest email addresses, phone #s, contact information, etc.


    Fun!
     
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    It makes sense that they would target Android based on market share and how open the app installs are. Common sense is the first line of defense. What do you want to bet that some of the first anti-virus apps will have the virus?
     
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    Wait.. those that ask for $50 to fix the virus they found aren't real? :)
     
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    I'd be more worried if I lived in China. And since it doesn't affect any Market Apps, it only potentially affects a very small number of users.
     

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