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15 Dec 12 Android banking Trojans were in Google Play store – Technology on NBCNews …


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Mobile banking Trojans for Android devices, disguised as real banking apps, have made their way into the official Google Play store, where at least one was up until earlier this week.

Google

Once a user downloads and launches one of the malicious apps, which are all variants of the CitMo Trojan, the app prompts users to enter their phone numbers. Then users are asked to enter a 5-digit code they receive via text message.

Entering that code “authorizes” the app, which then hides text messages to and from financial institutions by creating two new files.

“The file ‘hide.txt’ will contain information about the numbers which must be hidden if an incoming SMS message is received from [them],” Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov said in a blog posting.

“The file ‘view.txt’ will contain information about numbers which must be shown on the screen if an incoming SMS message is received from [them]. These actions are performed in order to hide all the activities related to the transfer of money stolen from a user’s account.”

Maslennikov added that one developer, listed as “Samsonov Sergey” (the names are likely reversed),  was responsible for at least three banking Trojans that made it into Android’s official app store, all with the exact same functionality.

To its credit, Maslennikov said, Google rid Google Play of the offending apps Thursday, the day after Kaspersky alerted it to the bugs.

These aren’t the first malicious apps to make it into Google Play, but the official store is much safer to buy from than “off-road” app markets.

No matter where its owner shops for apps, every Android device should have anti-virus software installed.

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15 Dec 12 Android banking Trojans were in Google Play store – Technology on NBCNews …


2 hrs.

Mobile banking Trojans for Android devices, disguised as real banking apps, have made their way into the official Google Play store, where at least one was up until earlier this week.

Google

Once a user downloads and launches one of the malicious apps, which are all variants of the CitMo Trojan, the app prompts users to enter their phone numbers. Then users are asked to enter a 5-digit code they receive via text message.

Entering that code “authorizes” the app, which then hides text messages to and from financial institutions by creating two new files.

“The file ‘hide.txt’ will contain information about the numbers which must be hidden if an incoming SMS message is received from [them],” Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov said in a blog posting.

“The file ‘view.txt’ will contain information about numbers which must be shown on the screen if an incoming SMS message is received from [them]. These actions are performed in order to hide all the activities related to the transfer of money stolen from a user’s account.”

Maslennikov added that one developer, listed as “Samsonov Sergey” (the names are likely reversed),  was responsible for at least three banking Trojans that made it into Android’s official app store, all with the exact same functionality.

To its credit, Maslennikov said, Google rid Google Play of the offending apps Thursday, the day after Kaspersky alerted it to the bugs.

These aren’t the first malicious apps to make it into Google Play, but the official store is much safer to buy from than “off-road” app markets.

No matter where its owner shops for apps, every Android device should have anti-virus software installed.

Copyright 2012 TechNewsDaily, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Article source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/android-banking-trojans-were-google-play-store-1C7615013

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15 Dec 12 Android banking Trojans were in Google Play store – Technology on NBCNews …


2 hrs.

Mobile banking Trojans for Android devices, disguised as real banking apps, have made their way into the official Google Play store, where at least one was up until earlier this week.

Google

Once a user downloads and launches one of the malicious apps, which are all variants of the CitMo Trojan, the app prompts users to enter their phone numbers. Then users are asked to enter a 5-digit code they receive via text message.

Entering that code “authorizes” the app, which then hides text messages to and from financial institutions by creating two new files.

“The file ‘hide.txt’ will contain information about the numbers which must be hidden if an incoming SMS message is received from [them],” Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov said in a blog posting.

“The file ‘view.txt’ will contain information about numbers which must be shown on the screen if an incoming SMS message is received from [them]. These actions are performed in order to hide all the activities related to the transfer of money stolen from a user’s account.”

Maslennikov added that one developer, listed as “Samsonov Sergey” (the names are likely reversed),  was responsible for at least three banking Trojans that made it into Android’s official app store, all with the exact same functionality.

To its credit, Maslennikov said, Google rid Google Play of the offending apps Thursday, the day after Kaspersky alerted it to the bugs.

These aren’t the first malicious apps to make it into Google Play, but the official store is much safer to buy from than “off-road” app markets.

No matter where its owner shops for apps, every Android device should have anti-virus software installed.

Copyright 2012 TechNewsDaily, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Article source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/android-banking-trojans-were-google-play-store-1C7615013

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15 Dec 12 Android banking Trojans were in Google Play store – Technology on NBCNews …


2 hrs.

Mobile banking Trojans for Android devices, disguised as real banking apps, have made their way into the official Google Play store, where at least one was up until earlier this week.

Google

Once a user downloads and launches one of the malicious apps, which are all variants of the CitMo Trojan, the app prompts users to enter their phone numbers. Then users are asked to enter a 5-digit code they receive via text message.

Entering that code “authorizes” the app, which then hides text messages to and from financial institutions by creating two new files.

“The file ‘hide.txt’ will contain information about the numbers which must be hidden if an incoming SMS message is received from [them],” Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov said in a blog posting.

“The file ‘view.txt’ will contain information about numbers which must be shown on the screen if an incoming SMS message is received from [them]. These actions are performed in order to hide all the activities related to the transfer of money stolen from a user’s account.”

Maslennikov added that one developer, listed as “Samsonov Sergey” (the names are likely reversed),  was responsible for at least three banking Trojans that made it into Android’s official app store, all with the exact same functionality.

To its credit, Maslennikov said, Google rid Google Play of the offending apps Thursday, the day after Kaspersky alerted it to the bugs.

These aren’t the first malicious apps to make it into Google Play, but the official store is much safer to buy from than “off-road” app markets.

No matter where its owner shops for apps, every Android device should have anti-virus software installed.

Copyright 2012 TechNewsDaily, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Article source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/android-banking-trojans-were-google-play-store-1C7615013

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15 Dec 12 Android banking Trojans were in Google Play store – Technology on NBCNews …


2 hrs.

Mobile banking Trojans for Android devices, disguised as real banking apps, have made their way into the official Google Play store, where at least one was up until earlier this week.

Google

Once a user downloads and launches one of the malicious apps, which are all variants of the CitMo Trojan, the app prompts users to enter their phone numbers. Then users are asked to enter a 5-digit code they receive via text message.

Entering that code “authorizes” the app, which then hides text messages to and from financial institutions by creating two new files.

“The file ‘hide.txt’ will contain information about the numbers which must be hidden if an incoming SMS message is received from [them],” Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov said in a blog posting.

“The file ‘view.txt’ will contain information about numbers which must be shown on the screen if an incoming SMS message is received from [them]. These actions are performed in order to hide all the activities related to the transfer of money stolen from a user’s account.”

Maslennikov added that one developer, listed as “Samsonov Sergey” (the names are likely reversed),  was responsible for at least three banking Trojans that made it into Android’s official app store, all with the exact same functionality.

To its credit, Maslennikov said, Google rid Google Play of the offending apps Thursday, the day after Kaspersky alerted it to the bugs.

These aren’t the first malicious apps to make it into Google Play, but the official store is much safer to buy from than “off-road” app markets.

No matter where its owner shops for apps, every Android device should have anti-virus software installed.

Copyright 2012 TechNewsDaily, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

316 days


HTC security flaw lets malicious apps steal Wi-Fi passwords

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Samsung Smart TV

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Article source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/android-banking-trojans-were-google-play-store-1C7615013

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15 Dec 12 Android banking Trojans were in Google Play store – Technology on NBCNews …


2 hrs.

Mobile banking Trojans for Android devices, disguised as real banking apps, have made their way into the official Google Play store, where at least one was up until earlier this week.

Google

Once a user downloads and launches one of the malicious apps, which are all variants of the CitMo Trojan, the app prompts users to enter their phone numbers. Then users are asked to enter a 5-digit code they receive via text message.

Entering that code “authorizes” the app, which then hides text messages to and from financial institutions by creating two new files.

“The file ‘hide.txt’ will contain information about the numbers which must be hidden if an incoming SMS message is received from [them],” Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov said in a blog posting.

“The file ‘view.txt’ will contain information about numbers which must be shown on the screen if an incoming SMS message is received from [them]. These actions are performed in order to hide all the activities related to the transfer of money stolen from a user’s account.”

Maslennikov added that one developer, listed as “Samsonov Sergey” (the names are likely reversed),  was responsible for at least three banking Trojans that made it into Android’s official app store, all with the exact same functionality.

To its credit, Maslennikov said, Google rid Google Play of the offending apps Thursday, the day after Kaspersky alerted it to the bugs.

These aren’t the first malicious apps to make it into Google Play, but the official store is much safer to buy from than “off-road” app markets.

No matter where its owner shops for apps, every Android device should have anti-virus software installed.

Copyright 2012 TechNewsDaily, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

316 days


HTC security flaw lets malicious apps steal Wi-Fi passwords

1 day

Samsung Smart TV

Who’s watching whom? Camera-equipped TV can be hacked, says researcher

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Article source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/android-banking-trojans-were-google-play-store-1C7615013

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15 Dec 12 Android banking Trojans were in Google Play store – Technology on NBCNews …


2 hrs.

Mobile banking Trojans for Android devices, disguised as real banking apps, have made their way into the official Google Play store, where at least one was up until earlier this week.

Google

Once a user downloads and launches one of the malicious apps, which are all variants of the CitMo Trojan, the app prompts users to enter their phone numbers. Then users are asked to enter a 5-digit code they receive via text message.

Entering that code “authorizes” the app, which then hides text messages to and from financial institutions by creating two new files.

“The file ‘hide.txt’ will contain information about the numbers which must be hidden if an incoming SMS message is received from [them],” Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov said in a blog posting.

“The file ‘view.txt’ will contain information about numbers which must be shown on the screen if an incoming SMS message is received from [them]. These actions are performed in order to hide all the activities related to the transfer of money stolen from a user’s account.”

Maslennikov added that one developer, listed as “Samsonov Sergey” (the names are likely reversed),  was responsible for at least three banking Trojans that made it into Android’s official app store, all with the exact same functionality.

To its credit, Maslennikov said, Google rid Google Play of the offending apps Thursday, the day after Kaspersky alerted it to the bugs.

These aren’t the first malicious apps to make it into Google Play, but the official store is much safer to buy from than “off-road” app markets.

No matter where its owner shops for apps, every Android device should have anti-virus software installed.

Copyright 2012 TechNewsDaily, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

316 days

HTC security flaw lets malicious apps steal Wi-Fi passwords

1 day

Samsung Smart TV

Who’s watching whom? Camera-equipped TV can be hacked, says researcher

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Article source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/android-banking-trojans-were-google-play-store-1C7615013

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15 Dec 12 Android banking Trojans were in Google Play store – Technology on NBCNews …


2 hrs.

Mobile banking Trojans for Android devices, disguised as real banking apps, have made their way into the official Google Play store, where at least one was up until earlier this week.

Google

Once a user downloads and launches one of the malicious apps, which are all variants of the CitMo Trojan, the app prompts users to enter their phone numbers. Then users are asked to enter a 5-digit code they receive via text message.

Entering that code “authorizes” the app, which then hides text messages to and from financial institutions by creating two new files.

“The file ‘hide.txt’ will contain information about the numbers which must be hidden if an incoming SMS message is received from [them],” Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov said in a blog posting.

“The file ‘view.txt’ will contain information about numbers which must be shown on the screen if an incoming SMS message is received from [them]. These actions are performed in order to hide all the activities related to the transfer of money stolen from a user’s account.”

Maslennikov added that one developer, listed as “Samsonov Sergey” (the names are likely reversed),  was responsible for at least three banking Trojans that made it into Android’s official app store, all with the exact same functionality.

To its credit, Maslennikov said, Google rid Google Play of the offending apps Thursday, the day after Kaspersky alerted it to the bugs.

These aren’t the first malicious apps to make it into Google Play, but the official store is much safer to buy from than “off-road” app markets.

No matter where its owner shops for apps, every Android device should have anti-virus software installed.

Copyright 2012 TechNewsDaily, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

316 days


HTC security flaw lets malicious apps steal Wi-Fi passwords

1 day

Samsung Smart TV

Who’s watching whom? Camera-equipped TV can be hacked, says researcher

Close post

Article source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/android-banking-trojans-were-google-play-store-1C7615013

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11 Jun 12 Android hits 900k activations per day


The announcement came from Rubin after rumors surfaced that he may be planning to leave Google. In the message, the Google executive said that he has “no plans” to do so.

Apple and Android have been wooing developers as it’s become increasingly apparent that the company that can command the widest, most useful breadth of mobile applications will have the edge in the smartphone war.

A study released last week by the team at the analytics firm Flurry revealed that developers still prefer Apple’s iOS to Android by a large margin. Of new project starts, 69 percent of developers went with Apple’s system over Google’s, though that was down from 73 percent in the previous quarter.

Fragmentation in Android seems to still be a big problem for Google, with 70 percent of user sessions still on Gingerbread, an older version of the operating system. Google is trying to fix this with the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, which better unifies tablets and smartphone, but has had less than a year to get its latest push underway. Samsung is clearly the most popular Android handset maker, with six of the top 10 Android devices, the study showed. Motorola and HTC make up the rest of the list, with one exception: the Kindle Fire from Amazon has 4 percent of Android’s market share.

Another problem that’s popped up for Android has been the simple fact that Apple applications seem to return more money per user. According to the study, Android developers earn just 24 cents for every dollar they get from iOS.

The combined effect of fragmentation and lower revenue, the study said, is likely why developers still like Apple.

“In short, Android delivers less gain and more pain than iOS, which we believe is the key reason 7 out of every 10 apps built in the new economy are for iOS instead of Android,” the study said.

Google’s own developers conference, Google I/O, runs from June 27-29, and Slashgear reports the company is rumored to make a tablet announcement.

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Article source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/android-hits-900k-activations-per-day/2012/06/11/gJQA1tlfUV_story.html

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10 Jun 12 Dropbox for Android 4.0 now features video streaming


Dropbox has just been updated for the Android operating system. The app is one of the best known cloud storage services available for Android. The service has been around for some time now and there are millions of users already making use of the awesome features it offers. You can upload any kind of file to the cloud storage provided to you, and you can access that file from your tablet, your smart phone, your computer, and any other computer which is connected to the internet. This service really takes your files to a whole new level of availability.

There have been a lot of improvements in the past to the service. The company has been updating its mobile app constantly to bring in as many features as it can to the table. Also, the cloud storage giant has been partnering with a lot of smart phone manufacturers to provide some really cool offers. For example, Dropbox partnered with HTC to give all HTC smart phone buyers free 50 GB online storage. That is a very sweet deal. You may not know the importance of having such a huge space online for free, but if you start using it, you will realize it is very much needed.

But still, there was one little feature missing in the service. Actually, we came to know it was missing after the new feature was released just yesterday. You can upload any type of file to the cloud storage, including video files. So if you want to watch that video you uploaded, you will have to download that video first and then play it on your smart phone using some other third party app. But I guess Dropbox did not want its users to undergo so much of pain. So it updated its Android app and put in a video player with the app.

So now, you do not have to download the video to your Android smart phone or tablet, you can just stream it online using the new built in video player. The update is really awesome and you must try it out. If you have not yet updated the app, you can do it right now from the Google Play Store. So get going.

 

Article source: http://thedroidguy.com/2012/06/dropbox-for-android-4-0-now-features-video-streaming/

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