More malware targeting Android

Researchers are reporting the discovery of malware targeting Android devices, specifically a new variant of the DroidDream Trojan found in apps that Google removed from the Android Market, as well as malware on alternative app markets in China designed to run up premium SMS bills, and a data-stealing Trojan that targets one-time bank SMS pass codes.Mobile-security firm Lookout warned of new variants of DroidDream Light that were found in the Android Market and subsequently removed by Google. “Fortunately the malware was available in the Android Market for [only] a short period of time, so the number of downloads was limited to 1,000 to 5,000,” Lookout wrote in a blog post Friday.To read this CNET report in full, see:

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