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[Redmond Pie]New Android Malware Disguises Itself As Google+

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New Android Malware Disguises Itself As Google+, Records Phone Calls, Call Logs And Text Messages
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This new Android malware disguises itself as the Google+ app, using the same icon and being listed under the name of Google++.
This piece of malware is in fact a variant of ANDROIDOS_NICKISPY.A, a serious Android spyware that can eavesdrop on unsuspecting users.
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More than just recording calls voluntarily carried out by users, this new form of malware also has the ability to automatically answer incoming calls in the background, which is rather scary.
Calls are answered without the user’s consent: in fact, this malware puts the phone in silent mode and displays the standard home screen.
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At least it's easy to find and remove.
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"The good news is the fact that this piece of malware isn’t widespread yet, since it hasn’t made its way onto the Android Market. Instead, it automatically installs itself on the system through a maliciously-crafted website, which is slightly better but should definitely not be settling."

Yeah...OK

Not much Android love from that site..wow..we all have to deal with another blow, think I will go crawl under my bed.
Edited by quakermaas - 8/16/11 at 12:13am
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More of the "See gaise, Android is unsafe!!!" propaganda?
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Another reason why I don't buy smart phones/tablets. Small technology for small brains.
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More of the "See gaise, Android is unsafe!!!" propaganda?
More like nothing is immune from garbage software, even Linux-based systems.
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More like nothing is immune from garbage software, even Linux-based systems.
Yep.

More importantly, external website, and it's named Google++.

How ignorant would you have to be..?
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inb4 ZOMG THIS IS WHY WE NEED STUPID LONG ASS WAITING TIME APPROVAL PROCESS OF DOOM NOW!!!!

but yea, you would have to be an idiot.
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don't have google +, so i am clear
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don't have google +, so i am clear
Way to go.

Easy to spot, most people that have G+ know that's it's web-only.
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Why don't people install one of the many free antivirus/malware app from the store.
    
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