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    Beware: Chinese Android Apps

    Really? If you are downloading apps from China you are just asking for trouble:

    New virus threatens phones using Android

    New virus threatens phones using Android
    Dec 31 05:59 AM US/Eastern

    A virus infecting mobile phones using Google's Android operating system has emerged in China that can allow a hacker to gain access to personal data, US security experts said.
    A report this week from Lookout Mobile Security said the new Trojan affecting Android devices has been dubbed "Geinimi" and "can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user?s phone and send it to remote servers."
    The firm called the virus "the most sophisticated Android malware we've 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."
    The motive for the virus was not clear, accoring the Lookout, which added that this could be used for anything from "a malicious ad-network to an attempt to create an Android botnet." But the company said the only users likely to be affected are those downloading Android apps from China.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
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    It's a good reminder to check those install permissions and make sure nothing screwey is going on. Wallpapers don't need access to sending SMS. Using a virus app like Lookout is also important.
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