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post #11 of 22
Good thing my Android phone has no space for new apps.

Waitaminute...
post #12 of 22
This came out like 3 days ago, google already removed the apps from the market and remote removed them from users phones. Its hard to say though if you did download one what damage has been done though.


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Originally Posted by Schoat333 View Post
Smart phones are not for dumb people.
This is true, I'm sure most of the people that downloaded these apps are not very technically inclined to say the least.

Heres a better link with the names of the apps. (should be added to the op)

http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/03...open-backdoor/
 
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post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by DayzaStarr View Post
I thought hackers left open source stuff alone no one is safe anymore!
Open source is only as good as the people who manage it.
When a vulnerability is found in linux, per se, it is found quickly and fixed in a matter of days

The manufacturers that don't update there phones combined with google who doesn't seem to care about security that much, means we are not on the most secure platform

Does this mean that Android sucks? No, it means that google needs to address this before any more bad publicity brings down the OS
post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schoat333 View Post
Well, then they deserve to have a virus as far as I'm concerned.

Smart phones are not for dumb people.
Lol.
post #15 of 22
So do they actually have a list of the infected apps?
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post #16 of 22
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So do they actually have a list of the infected apps?
post above you linked to it, this news has been out for a few days. i downloaded a chess app called "chess" and it was never removed from my phone, i checked the market and there is a lot of apps just called "chess" so i cant help but wonder if it was the virus one...

and there is no word anywhere as to what to do if you did download one of these apps, which pisses me off sort of.
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post #17 of 22
It all boils down to the user. If you aren't smart enough to know that 'Super Penguin Bowler 5000 Lite' doesn't need access to system tools and internet / GPS, you're going to get nailed.

No amount of coding can fix stupid.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Good thing I have a webOS phone, I don't think there's been any viruses for it.
Same.
 
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post #19 of 22
To continue the trend...

Good thing I treat my phone like the kind of device it is... a computer

People that get viruses on their phones are the same people who respond to Nigerian scam letters.
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post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Good thing I have a webOS phone, I don't think there's been any viruses for it.
Wow, you can't even get negative attention. That must be depressing.

I kid, i kid.
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