Malware Infection Hits Russian Android Phones

The adage “Be careful what you wish for” has a modern-day counterpart: “Be careful what you download.” Especially on your mobile phone.On Tuesday several mobile security companies were analyzing a Trojan horse that appeared on phones running Google’s Android software in Russia.To read this report in The New York Times’ Bits blog in full, see:
bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/malware-infection-hits-russian-android-phones/
Also see:Virus writers hit Google Android phones
A malicious application that can steal cash via phones running Google’s Android operating system has been found.The program poses as a media player but once installed starts sending premium rate text messages.The service being sent messages is operated by the malicious app’s creator, who scoops up the fees.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10928070

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