“Smartphones running Google’s Android software have been hijacked by an illegal botnet, according to a Microsoft researcher,” BBC News reports.
“Researcher Terry Zink said there was evidence of spam being sent from Yahoo mail servers by Android devices,” The Beeb reports. “The Google platform has suffered from several high-profile issues with malware affected apps in recent months. The official store – Google Play – has had issues with fake apps, often pirated free versions of popular paid products like Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja.”
The Beeb reports, “‘We are seeing a lot of activity from cybercriminals on the Android platform,’ said Security expert Graham Cluley, from anti-virus firm Sophos. ‘The best thing you can do right now is upgrade your operating system, if that’s possible.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: “If that’s possible.” Big “if.”
Fragmandroid. “Open” in all the wrong ways.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “CharlieBing” for the heads up.]
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