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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Another pubivertizing
by _xmv on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 07:42 UTC
_xmv
Member since:
2008-12-09

Id like to note as well that its this another advertisement article for a company selling "security software" for android.

I dislike those quite a bit and I wonder how its linked on osnews.

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RE: Another pubivertizing
by geertjan on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 07:54 in reply to "Another pubivertizing"
geertjan Member since:
2010-10-29

Agreed. Also, from what I've heard, this app can hardly be called "malware", as it's just a normal app that you have to install manually and asks your permission to your data, just like any other app.

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RE[2]: Another pubivertizing
by righard on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 10:31 in reply to "RE: Another pubivertizing"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

I think you are confusing the term malware with virus, but I agree with your sentiment.

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