Last Updated: Aug 11,2010
iTWire - SMS Trojan steals from Android owners
So no installing fake media players everyone...
What about fake messaging apps? Can I still download those?
Like text bomb?
im sure thats still ok right?
Ugh, why do people have to ruin things for others? Sure, you should always be wary and careful about what apps you install, but what about those that dont hear the news?
Because by doing things like this, they might be able to steal enough money to move out of their mom's basement
Well they should be moving into a 6 by 6 cell with a buff guy named Tiny who's fond of little nerds.
I'd like to know the name of the actual app that the article is referring to.
Always good advice.
Nice of them to add the signature to their databases but without being able to scan the files installed via market, it won't help the poor users who install now.
I wouldn't see apps like text bomb being a problem simply because it just forces the sending multiple times and your not texting a premium number.
Honestly if you are not smart enough to research what you are downloading maybe you should be on an iphone or a feature phone. Pisses me off when a co-worker gets a virus because they opened an email attachment from someone they did not know. 15 years the internet has been mainstream and these idiots still can figure out not to touch things they are not sure about.
You missed the mark completely.
I was joking. You shouldn't install any fake apps, ever. You are talking about a real app, with a real purpose
Wouldn't surprise me if Kaspersky had something to do with the trojan lol. Make a trojan, report it, then come out with a way to "protect" against the trojan for money.
then again it could have been any geek. too bad really. either way it's still bs.
/me has premium texts turned off anyway.
premium texts? what are those? words in animation? do they sparkle? the message apk is fine by me.
i think they are those silly six digit (or 1-900 equivalent) text services that charge ridiculous amounts of money per message or month..
Ahh, im fine with my plain black text.
DANGER!!!! Thank you.
How do you turn them off?
Hi, I'm Jessie and I have an app addiction. ;-) I do pay close attention to permissions before I install an app. If an app seems to have strange permission requests, I won't install it. My question is, what if the developer doesn't list all permissions? I have seen some comments in the market from users angry that an app was using programs that were not listed in the permissions area. I haven't had that problem myself (that I know of) but it seems very possible, even likely, that a malicious app, virus, or trojan would not exactly be honest about what it would have access to. Thoughts?
Through your account online, or via customer service.
I suppose with open source stuff, and Google allowing anyone to make an app and submit it in the market.....it was only a matter of time.
I was kind of thinking that too. Not saying that this trojan is fake (but also not saying its real either). It makes me wonder what their motive is that it just so happened a security company is the one to "discover" a trojan. And no, just because they're a security company doesn't mean they automatically have a better chance of running across it. Seems similar to the earlier scare of the wallpaper app fiasco, which so happened to be another security company to report it. And, well all I can say is their traffic/users shot through the roof.
Again, not calling BS but just throwing out a conspiracy theory
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