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[SND]New Android 'GingerMaster' Malware Infects Smartphones

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GingerMaster is actually a variant of DroidKungFu, a piece of malware found in May. The original version, found hiding in unauthorized apps in the Chinese app market, had the same functionality as GingerMaster but only took advantage of earlier versions of Android's operating system
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GingerMaster is a different animal: not only does it target Android 2.3.3 (Jiang said more than 90 percent of Android devices run Android 2.3.3 or below), but it "can successfully evade the detection of all tested (leading) mobile anti-virus software.
http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/new...tphones--1077/
    
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can successfully evade the detection of all tested (leading) mobile anti-virus software.


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As long as people get apps from trusted sources and not haplessly download apps, you will be fine.
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"but it "can successfully evade the detection of all tested (leading) mobile anti-virus software. "

You know something is wrong when mobile anti-virus software even exists.
 
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"but it "can successfully evade the detection of all tested (leading) mobile anti-virus software. "

You know something is wrong when mobile anti-virus software even exists.
Open platforms indeed present a double-edged sword to users. They offer complete control of the OS, but are also vulnerable to problems. Again, if the user is responsible enough in downloading apps then everything will be fine.

It is known that Windows is one of the most virus-ridden platforms around. Look at my PC, it's never gotten an attack.
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As long as people get apps from trusted sources and not haplessly download apps, you will be fine.
This. However, it would be nice if google was more thorough on their "censoring" of apps in their market.
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Is lookout anti virus safe?
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This. However, it would be nice if google was more thorough on their "censoring" of apps in their market.
I disagree in the sense that this is what makes the market better....

These malwares are coming from unauthorized markets... That in itself explains this problem
 
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I disagree in the sense that this is what makes the market better....

These malwares are coming from unauthorized markets... That in itself explains this problem
Yep. I imagine someone Googling "sexay pr0nz apk" and getting something that's too good to be true.
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"but it "can successfully evade the detection of all tested (leading) mobile anti-virus software. "

You know something is wrong when mobile anti-virus software even exists.
Please quit trolling. You do this in every Android virus thread. Yes, we get it, open systems are more vulnerable to attack.

As I said that last time you did this, your argument is basically saying an OS like Windows shouldn't need an anti-virus. Either that or you're arguing that no mobile phone should be open in any way, and that they should all have their hands tied like the iPhone. I've had one virus on a floppy (never made it onto my machine), and a trojan horse, in the last 24 years. The trick is to not be an idiot, rather than to use a phone that doesn't let you do what you would like instead.

Please take your close mindedness somewhere else.
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