Android Trojan

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    Android Junkie allyAndroid's Avatar
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    This is why I always caution to be careful installing an app that asks for the permission "Services That Cost You Money"



    http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20013222-245.html
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    Android Junkie allyAndroid's Avatar
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    So far this trojan only affects users in Russia on Russian networks but it is only a matter of time before we have a similar issue.



    The Trojan was sending SMS messages without the user knowing about it and the messages were costing several dollars per message.
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    Good find AA, we need to be wary of this and other possible threats.

    Members, and readers, take a moment to read something very helpful along these lines.

    AA has done the work to make it easy for you right here,... http://www.lgallyforums.com/topic/45...ission-groups/

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    I downloaded a program called "lookout". Its a free anti-virus scanner from the market that scans every download. As long as they keep it updated, might be good protection at minimal memory expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazman19 View Post
    I downloaded a program called "lookout". Its a free anti-virus scanner from the market that scans every download. As long as they keep it updated, might be good protection at minimal memory expense.


    While I agree that an anti virus program is a good idea, it will not prevent something like this from happening. If you were to install this app, you would have to give it permission to send messages.
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    Just as a side note for everyone, I just looked at my first bill after getting the Ally and I noticed that I had been charged for an international text, which surprised me considering I do not know anyone overseas. So I just thought I'd warn everyone that some apps may be doing it here in the states. After I noticed the $.25 charge, I went through all my apps and deleted a bunch which had permissions that they shouldnt have had. Hopefully I have found the culprit!! We shall see.

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    Android Junkie allyAndroid's Avatar
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    Thanks for the information. Let us know if you see any other unusual charges.
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    I wont know for about another month, when my bill will come out, but I am hoping that the problem is taken care of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra toucan View Post
    I wont know for about another month, when my bill will come out, but I am hoping that the problem is taken care of.


    You can login to your Verizon account online and view the numbers that have been texted during the current month.
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    Why thank you, took awhile but i looked through them all and it looks like they are all domestic!

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