Linked by David Adams on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 22:40 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption A new Trojan horse app has emerged to target Android devices, and this one's particularly creepy. The app records a user's phone calls and then uploads them to a remote server. The app was revealed Tuesday by security researcher Dinesh Venkatesan on the Security Advisor Research Blog, published by CA Technologies, now known as Total Defense. While this particular Trojan doesn't appear to be a threat in the wild--at least not for North American users--it's a good reminder of the growing threat of mobile malware.
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Geez
by WorknMan on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 00:04 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

It's just sad that we need a damn firewall on our smartphones now days. I'm not saying this as a rant about how insecure these phones are, as this probably can't be helped... just grieving over the sad state of humanity that this is even necessary. Way too many assholes in the world.

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RE: Geez
by _xmv on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 07:39 in reply to "Geez"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

these guys are nothing next to large companies lobbies and banks. thats whats really sad ;)

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