Linux News: Android users warned of fake app store malware risk

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Darwin, May 17, 2012.

  1. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

    Apr 20, 2012
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    Malware authors are setting up alternative app marketplaces to defraud unwitting Android phone users, according to anti-virus software vendor AVAST.

    The firm’s research team uncovered the scam, which tricks Android phone users into downloading apps that are used to send out premium rate SMS messages.

    In an AVAST blog post, the firm identified four sites, including,, and, it claims have been deliberately set up by cyber criminals to defraud Android users.

    The sites are reportedly inaccessible to computer users. But, when accessed via a smartphone, a downloader is installed that generates premium rate text messages.
  2. keylogger

    keylogger New Member

    May 17, 2012
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    yeah i think you are right android users always suffer this type of problem.

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