Instagram Android clone contains malware, ramps up your phone bill
1. taz89 posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:09 3 0
well if youi dont download apps from known or trusted sources,than you should not be surprised...if you download anything such as ios/android apps,mac/pc softwares/movies,music etc that are not from trusted sources than getting malware is kind of obvious....someone reading just the title would think that the play store itself has the instagram clone there fore giving people the idea that the playstore is full of viruses.
2. Zayuh24 posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:20 1 0
Agreed. Why download anything from a site you barely know about? Does credibility mean nothing nowadays? Sheesh
4. taz89 posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:33 4 2
it seems like google play store gets the heat even though most of these fake apps appear on illegal sites...
7. protozeloz posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:47 0 0
and someone questioned the word Malware, as if being used imporpetly because android apps TELL the user
6. protozeloz posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:37 1 0
specially when the app is free worldwide ON the Play Store......
8. iamcc posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:56 0 0
I did. Right after I bought a set of speakers from some guy who said they just fell off a truck! I got them for 90% off!
10. good2great posted on 19 Apr 2012, 09:29 3 5
android is free right? well this is what happens... typical
95% of smartphone users aren't smart like us. we research and make sure things are legit before downloading... thats only 5% of us tho...
14. protozeloz posted on 19 Apr 2012, 10:16 3 0
80% users that wont search outside of the market.... when you have a tap of an icon away from instagram (Play store) why you you do the following steps
VS random site
-open a browser
-skip the ovious play store link that appears on top of your search or the instagram web pay
-look for random site that has hosted the bogus file
-download it to your phone
-enable 3rd party uploads
21. Sniggly posted on 19 Apr 2012, 14:09 0 0
Oh hi there, dumbass! How are you today? I just wanted to point out, because you probably didn't read the article, but a user has to change a default setting and go download this malware off a Site other than the market to even get it. In other words, a user has to be about as big a dumbass as you are. Just trying to help.
22. Non_Sequitur posted on 19 Apr 2012, 18:49 0 1
God damn it. Stop going around posting spydroid, no one thinks you are cool or funny. You have to be as dumb as an iPhone user to download malware. Apple knows it, that's why they filter all apps on their store.
13. kickinbass posted on 19 Apr 2012, 09:58 2 1
Thats the inly thing i dislike about android system is the apk download problems. Please get this resolved Google. This is what is hurting the Os. Its too easy to creat fraudulent apps
15. protozeloz posted on 19 Apr 2012, 10:21 3 2
as long as you have the option disabled no app can get through. unless you have the sudden urge to enable it and randomly install apps from not trusted sources..... SMH
16. StalkinUrMom posted on 19 Apr 2012, 10:57 1 0
I download a bunch of apps from the Getjar store, would you guys consider that a reliable source? X: