Apple Store“Cyber security company, Kaspersky Lab, has identified the first virus to hit Google’s Android operating system,” James Hutchinson reports for Computerworld.

“The Trojan virus, named Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a, is distributed through a message sent to users prompting them to install a 13 kilobyte (KB) ‘harmless’ media player application,” Hutchinson reports.

“Once installed, the Trojan virus sends SMS messages to premium rate numbers without notifying the user,” Hutchinson reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This is big reason why Apple offers a curated App Store. You’d have to jailbreak your iOS device in order to open yourself up to even the possibility of this type of Trojan attack. Not so with Google Android where malware is a “feature.” Get a real iPhone.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]