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Old 08-11-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Android virus sends premium rate texts


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Researchers at Russian security company Kaspersky Lab say they've discovered the first malicious software program to target Google's Android mobile operating system. The application masquerades as a media player, according to a Kaspersky blog post. But if it is installed, the rogue application begins secretly sending SMSes (Short Message Service) to a premium rate number presumably belonging to the hackers who created it.

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Old 08-11-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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Not a virus. Only works on Russian networks. Lame.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 12:39 PM   #3
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Not only that, but it is not self-propagating and requires two separate authorizations to install and access call functions.
 
  


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