The 1st Virus written specifically for Android, found in the wild


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  1. sonicanatidae

    sonicanatidae Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  2. jkl2000

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    Is this something that was distributed through the Android Market?
     
  3. sonicanatidae

    sonicanatidae Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No.. its an APK posted on a malicious site, but there is no reason
    why it couldnt be put into the market.. or the next variant.
     
  4. avacomputers

    avacomputers Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful. This will be sure to get pirates.
     
  5. mi04se1

    mi04se1 Well-Known Member

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    Wouldnt it be like installing a 3rd party app? ATT doesnt let you install 3rd party apps or can this virus override ATT.
     
  6. Autolysis

    Autolysis Well-Known Member

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    Yea.

    Many people have side loading enabled on their phones which allows other programs to be installed.
     
  7. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    People need to learn the difference between a "virus" and a "trojan".

    No OS is immune from a trojan, as the weak point exploited is the user, not the OS. Any OS will do whatever it's instructed by the user to do, including running a program named "Free Smilies!" that in actuality sets up a spamming background process.
     
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