SMS Trojan Making its Round on Android

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  1. phandroid

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    Red alert! An SMS trojan has been detected running rampant on Android devices, says security watchdog Kapersky. The virus comes disguised as a media player in the package MS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a and, once installed, will send out texts to expensive premium numbers, racking up a high phone bill and gains for scammers. While previous reports saw isolated [...]

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  2. MassacrMan

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    Wow, thanks for the heads up. I'll keep a look out at the permissions of apps I download.
     
  3. Mominator

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    Does Lookout detect it?
     

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