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andriod phones attacked yesterday?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kathy5, May 19, 2011.

  1. kathy5

    kathy5 Member
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    I got 2 weird messages from some 4 number sender who I did not know I showed it to my husband who did not know either so I deleted them

    when we get home last night he reads that all androids phones were attacked yesterday & could of stole all of my personal info from my phone.
    well I only go on fb with my phone & do ont buy anything on my phone & do not use the wi fi on the phone seeing as I have 3g to
    it is the samsung acclaim verison 2.4 or somethimg like that.
    so this is my question I do not want malwhere on my phone how can I keep it safe & how do I check to see if there is any malwhere on my phone also can I up grade to a newer verison of the android to be safer? thanks for all help given
    Kathy
     

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  2. TheBrit

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    Relax, nobody can steal stuff from or infect your phone by text message.
     
  3. Sulfur

    Sulfur Well-Known Member
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    That isn't entirely true.
     
  4. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member
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    Where did you husband read that all android phones were hacked?

    I think he may have misunderstood the story of the vulnerability using unsecured wifi, which of course can happen to any device using unsecured wifi.
     
  5. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member
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    i occasionally (less than 10 in past year) get 4-number senders SMS, but most are advertisors. either from sprint or other who has your phone number. some gives an option to opt-out, but most of the time i just delete and ignore.
     

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