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SMSZombie haunts 500,000 Android users in China

0. phoneArena 20 Aug 2012, 06:05 posted on

It seems like our fellow Android users in China are having some trouble with a new malware called SMSZombie...

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posted on 20 Aug 2012, 11:24 1

1. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


"Let's hope that Google and the other will do a better job when working on the security features of their mobile payment services"

The payment system (the one full of loopholes) isn't Google's.
The app store isn't Google's.
Heck, Chinese phones aren't even Google Certified in the first place.

Maybe before we go around blaming Google for this, we should look at the fact that China does not allow Google to even have a presence on their android phones.

What this is, is China Mobile releasing terrible custom software on their phones, creating loopholes that don't exist in stock android, and then further not tracking their third party appstore well enough to keep the Malware out.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 13:15

2. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


Have u heard about the messaging security floor I think that is equally as harmful as this SMSzombies thing or maybe even worse...

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 22:16

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


"Let's hope that Google and the other will do a better job when working on the security features of their mobile payment services."

I don't think this is Google's fault. As said in the article, the malware is only found in a third-party app store, GFan, and not Google Play. Now, if this were in the Play store; then it would be Google's fault, but it isn't in the Play store. Don't be so quick to place the blame.

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