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: Here is the problem.
by MobyTurbo on Thu 12th Aug 2010 21:05 UTC in reply to "Here is the problem. "
MobyTurbo
Member since:
2005-07-08

These at the same things that battered Windows Mobile and Blackberry. Open to any Apps, Sideloading etc.


Windows Mobile has malware, but Blackberry as far as I know does not. Blackberry apps are fairly secure, an unsigned app can't do *anything* without you giving it permission to do it, Blackberrys have runtime security inherited from JavaME.

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RE[3]: Here is the problem.
by MobyTurbo on Thu 12th Aug 2010 21:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Here is the problem. "
MobyTurbo Member since:
2005-07-08



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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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Na, once you side load an app and give it permission you are screwed on any platform.

http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/159209,us-cert-warns-of-malw...

On top of that you can actually hide apps on a BB. So you can install an app and it can install other apps in the background and you wont know it.

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