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Yikes.. an Android Trojan on the loose!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Boomstk, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Boomstk

    Boomstk Well-Known Member
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  2. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    So no installing fake media players everyone... :p
     
  3. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Android Expert

    Dang.

    What about fake messaging apps? Can I still download those?
     
  4. Vaseline Smith

    Vaseline Smith Android Enthusiast

    Like text bomb?
     
  5. SynisterWolf

    SynisterWolf Android Enthusiast

    im sure thats still ok right?
     
  6. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    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?
     
  7. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    Because by doing things like this, they might be able to steal enough money to move out of their mom's basement :)
     
  8. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Well they should be moving into a 6 by 6 cell with a buff guy named Tiny who's fond of little nerds. :D
     
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  9. Skorpios1027

    Skorpios1027 Frell me dead

    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.
     
  10. Vaseline Smith

    Vaseline Smith Android Enthusiast

    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.
     
  11. Bug Splat

    Bug Splat Android Enthusiast

    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.
     
  12. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Android Expert

    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 ;)
     
  13. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    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.
     
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  14. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Android Expert

    /me has premium texts turned off anyway.
     
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  15. Skorpios1027

    Skorpios1027 Frell me dead

    Same here
     
  16. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    premium texts? what are those? words in animation? do they sparkle? the message apk is fine by me.
     
  17. Divine_Madcat

    Divine_Madcat Android Enthusiast

    i think they are those silly six digit (or 1-900 equivalent) text services that charge ridiculous amounts of money per message or month..
     
  18. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Ahh, im fine with my plain black text. :eek:
     
  19. sal_shawn

    sal_shawn Member

    DANGER!!!! Thank you.
     
  20. whiteacre

    whiteacre Newbie


    How do you turn them off?
     
  21. Jessie

    Jessie Newbie

    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?
     
  22. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Android Expert

    Through your account online, or via customer service.
     
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  23. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    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.
     
  24. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

  25. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    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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