Saturday, November 05, 2011

Android offers trojans that you have to pay for

Webroot has an important story by Armando Orozco and Nathan Collier (on Twitter today) about websites dedicated to selling only rogue Android applications with Trojans.  Not only that, the applications have legitimate versions often available for free.  And users are cajoled into sending at least three premium rate SMS text messages.  This sounds like a very bizarre scheme to be sure.  You get what you pay for, all right (and that wasn’t always the case in my early days of buying classical music records).

Here’s Webroot’s link.

I don't think any of this applies to my "Obama-owned" Verizon Blackberry -- yet. 

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