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As many as 5 million Android handsets infected with newly discovered trojan

0. phoneArena 28 Jan 2012, 15:34 posted on

Symantec has released information about a newly discovered threat known as “Android.Counterclank.” It is a variant of a previously discovered Trojan horse called “Android.Tonclank.”...

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posted on 29 Jan 2012, 04:08 4

49. InternetsTroll (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

*Ahem* Android FAIL *Ahem*

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 11:28 3

56. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

I know I'm going to get "thumbed down" for this but the best way to avoid issues like this: BlackBerry

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 22:04 2

64. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Blackberries can have these same issues as well. Not to mention the jvm errors.

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 22:15

65. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

This is true and there's no denying it. I've never had that happen to me after owning 4 BBerrys, but I know it does happen. Nothing is bullet proof and common sense plays into how the life and health of a device is affected.

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 12:04

57. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

I'm impressed miz has yet not trolled on this article

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 12:15

58. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

You can add 'Easy MP3 Downloader' to the list. After reading this article just yesterday, I downloaded this app and what do you know, but a 'Search' widget shows up on my home screen. Another article I read on the subject adviced to keep an eye out for the app asking for an abnormal amount of permissions to be approved upon downloading. Bloody hackerz!!!!!!!!!! Now I feel violated....

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 12:17 6

59. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

Android + Virus = NOT shocking at all....

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 13:04 2

60. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

And I do realize this could all be to get more people to download anti-virus apps. I'll never download those, they're bs. But, I'm not going to take my chances over an app and just uninstalled it. Considering I always check the app sources, have downloaded countless apps, and this being the very first strange occurance on my DROID- there is no way I'd consider DROID to be insecure. It is usually always the owner's fault when their DROID is... faulty. And, I've seen just as many iPhones with unexplainable defects.
ALSO, I don't see the point in that, every time there is something wrong with iPhone, everyone shouts 'DROID'.. and every time something goes awry with DROID, everyone shouts 'iPhone'. It's a pointless battle. I'm just glad there are multiple options on the mobile market. In fact, I hope that BlackBerry gets back on their feet for an even more extensive variety!

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 16:21

62. trollhunter (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

Why dont they just take down the host or sue, get a business litigation attorney involved. Problem solved. Its probably all fake. If they know the information is going to a "malicious host" why isnt the host taken down. Its a SCAM!

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 01:00 2

66. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Lol, lol, lol, lol :)

Btw, what's a trojan virus. I am clueless. I've never had that on the idevices, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 08:08

73. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

you have a clue of anything at all?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:04 2

74. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

he doesnt have to. he pays a huge premium so someone else can have a clue for him. he just gets told what he can and cant have.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 09:59 1

69. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Haha, I love how the majority of these apps have to do with pornography!!!

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 17:46

71. medicci37 (Posts: 1278; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

I have had this problem ever since i bought my nexus on dec. 17.The symantec link is worthless! Downloaded & ran norton. But it said i didn't have a virus ect. Have not downloaded any of these apps. How do i figure out what app is causing the problem?

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 16:57

76. johnfranckiv (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

ICS has a search bar on the home screen as a default... moron

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