Massive Android malware op may have infected 5 million users

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Dermot7, Jan 27, 2012.

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  1. Dermot7

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    https://www.computerworld.com/s/art...y_have_infected_5_million_users?taxonomyId=17
     
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    Non of those 13 on my Sensation......:D
     
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    From the OP's link:
    Darwinism in action.
     
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    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.
     
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    The benefit of closed stores shows.
     
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    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.
     
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    http://blog.imperva.com/2012/01/massive-virus-hits-android.html
     
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    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
     
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    Totally agree...
     
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    "An Update on Android.Counterclank" : http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/update-androidcounterclank

     
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    https://www.computerworld.com/s/art..._recants_Android_malware_claims?taxonomyId=17

    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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