New Android malware spreads by SMS, disguised as software update
0. phoneArena posted on 12 Apr 2012, 08:13
A new Android malware has surfaced that disguises itself as a system update. The malware, called UpdtBot, has been discovered by the NQ Mobile Security Research Center. UpdtBot spreads though...
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1. PAPINYC posted on 12 Apr 2012, 08:26 11
UpdtBot was written by the good EviL folks over at Apple "°•°" …
2. ash29 posted on 12 Apr 2012, 08:44 1
What android os is really affected by malware?I dnt think so.
22. windowsRocks posted on 12 Apr 2012, 10:28 6
Why?? If humans can get infected why not machines???
3. bloodline posted on 12 Apr 2012, 08:44 2
Surely this type of malware is not restricted to Android, considering its an SMS.
Can PA confirm before they start bashing android ?
7. eaxvac posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:03 4
yeah right, think about how iOS/Windows Phone can get infected by bluffing user to click on a link. Fandroid.
Can you confirm before thinking other OS is as unsecure as your spydroid?
8. gp284 posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:07 9
How is it bashing Android if they are trying to warn you if there is potential Malware that could corrupt your phone?
9. bloodline posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:17 2
not gonna feed the trolls, its bashing android if it effects of OS's - If they can confirm it doesnt effect Win, IOS, Symbian etc.. then fair enough put it as android malware.
If it does effect other OS's then dont label it as android malware
15. eaxvac posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:42 2
prove it, troll.
Can you even get iOS/Windows phone infected by clicking on a link?
37. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 12 Apr 2012, 22:44 0
I love when trolls call other people trolls. Do you even have a mind of your own or just what Apple tells you to think? This is why so many people dislike Apple. Their brainwash their fans into bashing every other OS and transform them into ignorant pricks.
We get it, you love apple. Sorry not everyone agrees.
17. networkdood posted on 12 Apr 2012, 10:06 2
This type of malware has been with iOS and WIN for a longtime - google it...
4. networkdood posted on 12 Apr 2012, 08:55 4
What iDIOT would fall for this trick?? Looks a little like a MIUI ROM, but they do not do through SMS.
16. networkdood posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:59 2
the i in the idiot should give you a clue as sms was a major issue with iphone a while back...
6. eaxvac posted on 12 Apr 2012, 08:59 3
Hhaha spydroid.. So idiots still use this operating system?
18. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) posted on 12 Apr 2012, 10:07 3
Haha iPrison... so eyep?ag$ still enjoying life in reformatory!
12. shadowcell posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:26 5
You shouldn't put it in places where it doesn't belong.
11. frydaexiii posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:21 2
Please, if you can get infected via this method, you sure as hell deserve it. SMS? What is this? 2005 where they ask you to download porn by replying to their sms?
13. andro. posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:29 4
This type of 'threat' has been around for years even on basic phones as marketing scams,customers of any handset model can get hit with subscription charges or reverse charging. its certainly not a downloaded android virus and the fact that its only installed by text means its an sms scam
30. taco50 (banned) posted on 12 Apr 2012, 15:20 1
It's being sent to android phones though. Smart technique. If I was running a scam I'd go after the less tech savvy and less educated consumers.
33. Cwebb posted on 12 Apr 2012, 18:45 2
Please explain how Apple uses are more tech savvy by not being able to customize their experience whatsoever?
14. atheisticemetic posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:38 4
This isnt any different than someone calling for your credit card information over the phone. You just dont give them the information!
"Average" user's are just stupid, regardless of what OS they prefer.
You can be a Ish33p, a Fandroid, or a Windork.
The people who really lose? The intelligent ones who work for cellphone companies that have to deal with the next scam that comes out because someone was too silly to do their research.
24. THETECHTEAM posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:14 3
i used to own an Android and i loved it to death but now that i own an Apple iPhone i dont see me going back to Androids no time soon too many bugs and malware i dont have to worry bout none of that ish with Apple
25. shadowcell posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:32 1
Funny, I find myself as one of the careless people using Android OS and I never encountered an issue with viruses nor malware.
I guess common sense is really all that you need. Google takes care of the rest.
26. ron1niro posted on 12 Apr 2012, 13:16 2
It's funny how people just choose to ignore all the flaws with their phones be it android or IOS just because of fanaticism. It won't get you anywhere. If something is not good enough, try the alternatives instead of just blindly being fanatic
36. joey_sfb posted on 12 Apr 2012, 22:37 0
Agree. I work as tech support in business institute that support all phones. Personally i prefer android as its more flexible and better suited for my needs. My needs may or may not be the same as the guy next to me.
To each their own. No point argue till your face turn green as i learnt quite awhile back that people don't change their mind over what i said but what they experience for themselves.
28. Sakmann67 posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:37 0
Lookout Mobile Security works well for me on my EVO 4g
29. taco50 (banned) posted on 12 Apr 2012, 15:13 2
Instead of thanking PA for the warning fandroids deny deny deny. It's a non issue they tell us or try to convince this is on every OS.
34. Cwebb posted on 12 Apr 2012, 18:49 2
Do people use text messaging on iOS? Or does Apple not allow that like they don't allow widgets, flash, or freedom
38. frydaexiii posted on 12 Apr 2012, 22:48 2
Because 3/4 of the people here (the other 1/4 includes idiots like you) aren't dumb enough to fall for these cheap tricks. You know who PA should warn about viruses? The dumb Mac users who wanted Flash so desperately that almost a million of them caught the Flashback virus.
31. Mark.J.Linskiy posted on 12 Apr 2012, 15:39 1
Why would you update anything through a link in a SMS text message? I don't understand how or why a person would fall for that..
32. denney posted on 12 Apr 2012, 17:30 0
I download some pretty weird stuff on my PC and phone and have yet to ever get a virus, much less on my cell phone, and I am an idiot. I feel like you have to be excessively stupid to ever get any kind of virus.
35. Cwebb posted on 12 Apr 2012, 18:51 0
Okay now, who put out the troll bait? Aren't there text messages on all operating systems, or this an Android only exclusive like widgets and flash?