Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 21:00 UTC, submitted by namakemono
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Kaspersky has announced in this article the first trojan specific for Android. "The new malicious program penetrates smartphones running Android in the guise of a harmless media player application. Users are prompted to install a file of just over 13 KB with the standard Android extension .APK. Once installed on the phone, the Trojan uses the system to begin sending SMSs to premium rate numbers without the owner’s knowledge or consent, resulting in money passing from a user’s account to that of the cybercriminals."
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Makes Apple Closed store sound good.
by theTSF on Wed 11th Aug 2010 21:34 UTC
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Unlike the PC, the Phone has calling and texting that following basic standards and is always linked to a person account where they can get billed for.

Perhaps reason for the iPhone store wasn't as evil as we though.

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