Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Dermot7, Jan 27, 2012.
Non of those 13 on my Sensation......
From the OP's link:
Darwinism in action.
Not sure that's what Darwin had in mind.
This is interesting since we haven't really seen too much Android malware in the past. Some premium-texting scams and POCs but that's about it.
The benefit of closed stores shows.
For anyone that's interested, here's some kind of collection:
The most interesting being a root privilege escalation exploit, something I assume millions of people will be stranded with: https://www.microsoft.com/security/...try.aspx?Name=Exploit:AndroidOS/CVE-2011-1823
"Lookout Security rebuts rival's Android malware claims" : https://www.computerworld.com/s/art..._rival_s_Android_malware_claims?taxonomyId=17
Which to believe? Page 2 makes it sound as if they are downplaying it by suggesting "it's not malware it's spyware". How's that any better?
I don't think you could call a program that changes your browser start page without asking you non-malicious, but I guess that's just my opinion.
What most Android users a failing to realize is Mobile Security is tantamount to the device and any other device attached to the Web.
Android Market has scores of free and paid mobile security software. • First spotted •
"An Update on Android.Counterclank" : http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/update-androidcounterclank
Dubious Android apps may not be malware--just ads User beware
Symantec are getting quite tedious, with all their assertions and then backtracking lately...can't these guys get it right or else keep their "trap" shut?
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