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Android Root Kit Released

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DapCorderman, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. DapCorderman

    DapCorderman Well-Known Member
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  3. Dark Jedi

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    why I dont acess my bank account and other security stuff on my phone. if they want my text messages or spam email. more power to them.
     
  4. overcaffein8d

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    some people do sms banking.

    but yeah, why would anyone care about who's dating who or any of that other foolishness that people text? i mean, who gives a damn?

    just my 2
     
  5. Chugworth

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    Well I haven't really read much about this rootkit, but as long as it doesn't come bundled with some reputable application in the Android market, or exploit some web browser vulnerability to launch from a web page, I'm fine.

    And if it requires a rooted phone in order to work, then I wouldn't consider it a security flaw at all.
     
  6. Hangdog42

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    From what I've seen of the conversation on Slashdot, it apparently does require a user to install it as root. The thing is apparently a kernel module and there is no exploit to gain root. Root has to be granted by the user.
     

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