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    The empire strikes back - android malware fraudsters caught & fined.

    In December 2011 a new malware threat was detected on the Google Android Market. (Now the Play Store). Called RuFraud, this malware masqueraded as popular apps, but in reality premium text messages were charged to smartphones by this unpleasant fraud.

    In the UK, where this fraud was most prevalent, the mobile telecoms regulator, PhonepayPlus, has now fined the company behind the malware - A1 Agregator Limited - 50,000 ($75,000).

    This sort of fine - hitting the fraudsters where it hurts most - is just the sort of action needed to fight back against this unpleasant practise of publishing malware for our phones & tablets.

    Ensure you are protected against malware on your Transformer - we have a Malware & Security FAQ for you to read, here...
    http://www.transformerforums.com/for...-security.html

    Source: The Official Lookout Blog | You Have To Pay The Toll: Scammers Caught and Fined for RuFraud Malware Scheme
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    I think google need to implement a slightly stronger check over of apps to make sure they are ok, they dont need to block the app from being able to do something (cough apple) but needs a better security check

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    I'm using Kaspersky to check for malwares

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    I think google need to implement a slightly stronger check over of apps to make sure they are ok, they dont need to block the app from being able to do something (cough apple) but needs a better security check
    They do Wozza. It's called Google Bouncer & it's covered in the FAQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magissia View Post
    I'm using Kaspersky to check for malwares
    You can only place so much trust on AV softwares. Take a look at Flame, it's on Windows and not android but it illustrates the sad state of the AV vendors.

    Most of the AV vendor got flame's signature for two years, and all of them failed to detect flame until a couple of weeks ago! And why is that? the sneaky thing was digitally signed by... Microsoft

    Nice huh! do you still want to trust AV vendors? or software that appear to come from big name corps?

 

 

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