Instagram Android clone contains malware, ramps up your phone bill
1. taz89 (Posts: 1944; Member since: 03 May 2011)
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 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Agreed. Why download anything from a site you barely know about? Does credibility mean nothing nowadays? Sheesh
4. taz89 (Posts: 1944; Member since: 03 May 2011)
it seems like google play store gets the heat even though most of these fake apps appear on illegal sites...
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
and someone questioned the word Malware, as if being used imporpetly because android apps TELL the user
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
specially when the app is free worldwide ON the Play Store......
5. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)
Did anyone download load this?
8. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
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 (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
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 (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
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 (Posts: 6489; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
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 (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
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 (Posts: 26; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
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 (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
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 (Posts: 110; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
I download a bunch of apps from the Getjar store, would you guys consider that a reliable source? X: