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[2]: orly?
by robmv on Wed 11th Aug 2010 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE: orly?"
robmv
Member since:
2006-08-12

Yea, like other mobile applications stores could check that you application behaves bad only the third sunday of the month, without source code access no store checks before distribution is perfect

By the way this applications was not distributed on the Android Market, people need to enable the setting to install apps from other places, and still Android warn the user you will give access to the app to send SMSs

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RE[3]: orly?
by Hiev on Wed 11th Aug 2010 23:54 in reply to "RE[2]: orly?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

But at least in a market you can track the guy who put it there.

There is no anonimous developer, if he does something wrong then you can track him and put him in jail for cyber fraud.

Edited 2010-08-12 00:05 UTC

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RE[4]: orly?
by MORB on Thu 12th Aug 2010 00:47 in reply to "RE[3]: orly?"
MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

I prefer the freedom of a system where anybody can develop anything, even if it comes at the price that morons will install malicious applications.

I don't care about morons.

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RE[4]: orly?
by No it isnt on Thu 12th Aug 2010 09:29 in reply to "RE[3]: orly?"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I thought identity theft was a fairly common cybercrime.

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