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Infected Androids Run Up Big Texting Bills

February 28th, 2011 02:01 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


Hugh Pickens writes “Computerworld reports that a rogue Android app is hijacking smartphones and running up big texting bills to premium rate numbers before the owner knows it. Chinese hackers grabbed a copy of Steamy Windows, a free program, added a backdoor Trojan horse to the app’s code, then placed the reworked app on unsanctioned third-party “app stores” where unsuspecting or careless Android smartphones find it, download it and install it.”

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