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

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sonicanatidae, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. sonicanatidae

    sonicanatidae Member
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  2. jkl2000

    jkl2000 Newbie

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

    sonicanatidae Member
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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 Android Enthusiast

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

    mi04se1 Android Enthusiast

    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 Newbie

    Yea.

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

    sremick Android Expert

    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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