Android Trojan Found in the Wild

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 30th, 2010

An advanced Trojan has appeared in the wild on Android devices. If you frequently load 3rd party off-market apps from less than sunny sources, it might be a good time to armor up your Android.

Users who only download from the Marketplace have little to be concerned about, the infections appeared in Android devices where the user had loaded third party apps from less than reputable sources (Chinese Android app sites, for example). None the less it’s worth being aware of. If you’re living on the edge with your Android downloads you might want to grab a copy of one of the available Android antivirus applications and give your phone a scan now and then. Lookout Mobile Security and AVG both make Android antivirus packages. Again, however, we’d stress that for the average user who only downloads from the Marketplace it’s a remote threat. Read more by visiting the link below.

Security Alert: Geinimi, Sophisticated New Android Trojan Found in Wild [Lookout Mobile Security]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/30/10
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