Malicious applications on Android Market

Android phone users are expected to be more careful. The reason is reportedly found in a special software that is harmful to users of Google's mobile OS is based.

Software is capable of stealing personal data belongs to millions of users Android and delivered to a site that is located at After investigation, the site seems to belong to someone who is located in Shenzhen, China

The software itself camouflaged with a custom background wallpaper application was distributed officially in Google's Android Market for free. The danger, this application has been downloaded 4.6 million times as much.

After Android users downloading, then the criminals collect data such as history browsing, messaging, mobile phone SIM card number of users, identification number to subscribe, even voice mail password.

"The number is certainly not currently known as Android Market does not release detailed data," says Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat security firm.
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Write by: RC - Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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