Android malware gives itself root access

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[h=2]Connection to botnet and premium rate calls are next step[/h]A piece of Android malware has been discovered that steals money by giving itself root access then connecting to a botnet to make premium rate texts and calls.


Android malware gives itself root access | News | TechRadar
 

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I hope that since i get apps only from market, i can be a lot safer.
 
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For the time being till this thing spreads. :)
 


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most of these reports spread FUD. if you are relying on android market and other official sources, you are very unlikely to get malware. google is already running automated scripts on the android market to ensure that no code with malware intentions is in the apps available through it. and they remotely kill malware apps that they detect were installed on user devices. an antivirus is not going to help you in case of highly specialized malware app that you might have installed from a third party source. they are mostly designed to catch regular viruses in files that you download from the internet or copy from external sources.
 

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