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Android Botnet Infects 1 Million Plus Phones 92

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Trailrunner7 writes "Up to a million Android users in China could be part of a large mobile botnet, according to research unveiled by Kingsoft Security, a Hong Kong-based security company, this week. The botnet has spread across phones running the Android operating system via Android.Troj.mdk, a Trojan that researchers said exists in upwards of 7,000 applications available from non-Google app marketplaces, including the popular Temple Run and Fishing Joy games." Update: 01/19 12:54 GMT by S : Changed summary to reflect that these apps didn't come from Google Play.
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Android Botnet Infects 1 Million Plus Phones

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  • by berashith (222128) on Saturday January 19, 2013 @08:48AM (#42633143)

    This is a simple case of "just because you can, doesnt mean you should". I like the OPTION of loading apps from anywhere. I also pay attention to what gets installed and where. I turn off the alternate installation locations unless I am actively installing something. The people who want pay apps for free just pay a price that isnt money, and their stupidity should have no impact on my ability to be allowed to use my device as I want. No need to force your draconian bliss on the rest of the planet.

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