Lookout has found a new Android virus


Lookout Mobile Security has detected a new Android virus (a Trojan horse to be exact) named GGTracker. It has a very clever way of spreading itself – instead of putting it on the market its creators have put it in the adds on the free applications. When you click on the add it directs you to a website that looks like Android Market and from there you can install the virus – an app called “Battery saver” (or “Sexy pics” for the wankers). GGtracker sends expensive text messages and the worst part is you may not realize until you get the bill. Lookout say if you want full protection from the virus you should buy their Anti-virus app for Android, but if you are a bit more cautious you can avoid it anyway.

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