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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RE[3]: Here is the problem.
by MobyTurbo on Thu 12th Aug 2010 21:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Here is the problem. "
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Hmm, there is malware for Blackberry after all.

However, the user has to give it permission to access SMS, and if it's unsigned, has to do that every time it runs.

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