New virus threatens Android phones

By , January 1, 2011 3:21 pm

Google’s Android OS has a new virus to worry about. This malware dubber “Geinimi” emerged in China and it allow hackers to gain access to the phone and all the personal data on it. This is not the first bit of malware on the Android but a report from Lookout Mobile Security said “This is one of the most sophisticated Android malware we’ve every seen to date.”

“Once the malware is installed on a user’s phone, it has the potential to receive commands from a remote server that allow the owner of that server to control the phone,” Lookout said.
“Geinimi’s author(s) have raised the sophistication bar significantly over and above previously observed Android malware by employing techniques to obfuscate its activities.”

“Once the malware is installed on a user’s phone, it has the potential to receive commands from a remote server that allow the owner of that server to control the phone,” Lookout said.
“Geinimi’s author(s) have raised the sophistication bar significantly over and above previously observed Android malware by employing techniques to obfuscate its activities.”

Check out the article @ breitbart.com.

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