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Gemini trojan targets Android devices

Stay away from creepy third party apps, okay?

| Mobile Devices News | Posted: Dec 31, 2010 10:49 pm

The latest Android malware scare seems to be growing in China and has the possibility of spreading into other regions according to a report by security firm Lookout. Dubbed "Gemini," this trojan is one of the most complex found to date and is the first to display "botnet-like capablities."

 

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Gemini, which is infecting phones by latching on to legitimate apps downloaded from third party Android app stores, has the ability to infect the phone and then be controlled and read from a remote server. It can deliver lists of installed apps, send out the user's location, and even download apps on its own and prompt the phone owner to install them. The easiest way to avoid it at this point seems to be to stick to Android Market apps, so just like with your PC be careful what you download!

 

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