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Thread: Mother Of All Android Malware Has Arrived: Roots Phone, Steals Data, Opens Backdoor.

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    I had one called "Chess" on my droid, I never ran it but did install it. When I tried to uninstall it I got a message that the uninstall failed but the icon for it was gone.

    Do I need a tool to be sure it has been removed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckvB View Post
    I had one called "Chess" on my droid, I never ran it but did install it. When I tried to uninstall it I got a message that the uninstall failed but the icon for it was gone.

    Do I need a tool to be sure it has been removed?
    I believe google has recommended going to your provider. I could be wrong but thats the little I have heard
    Any phone that doesn't have a navigation mount should be stored in a round receptacle. Oh and kickstands are cool too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richphitzwell View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckvB View Post
    I had one called "Chess" on my droid, I never ran it but did install it. When I tried to uninstall it I got a message that the uninstall failed but the icon for it was gone.

    Do I need a tool to be sure it has been removed?
    I believe google has recommended going to your provider. I could be wrong but thats the little I have heard
    I don't know what going to your carrier is going to do. If you ask 2 people the same question you get 2 totally different answers.

    Btw, I scanned with Lookout and it came up clean. So hopefully that means I'm clean. Lookout slows your phone down though.

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    Lookout slows your phone down though.
    I don’t see why it would, it's not an on-access scanner like a typical Windows av. It does slow down app installs since it scans each download but imho that's not a big deal.


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    I'm just relaying what I read from one of the news articles. Granted it came freon a decent source...they tend to be biased toward anything apple
    Any phone that doesn't have a navigation mount should be stored in a round receptacle. Oh and kickstands are cool too.
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    Wow,
    This sucks! I might have to consider dare I say it, an iPhone
    Yea right... Like your really mean that.

    Due for a new phone, was thinking 4G but with tier data limits, may stick with 3g. I've had enough crap to deal with regarding Windows and seems like Android is going this same route.

    I will be seriously considering the iPhone
    Steve Job's cronies probably wrote that ****.

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    Here's a small positive that could potentially come out of this: Since these apps - downloaded perfectly legit from the Market - root the phone to cause damage, it stands to reason you have to root the phone to remove/protect against such threats.

    So the question is what does this mean with regard to VZW and OEM positions on rooting, at least as far as warranty and terms of service?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak799 View Post
    Here's a small positive that could potentially come out of this: Since these apps - downloaded perfectly legit from the Market - root the phone to cause damage, it stands to reason you have to root the phone to remove/protect against such threats.

    So the question is what does this mean with regard to VZW and OEM positions on rooting, at least as far as warranty and terms of service?
    Good question. If I was the company (let's say VZN) I would want the phone untouched after the infection that way I could tell if I was being lied to about the infection. Then I would reload the phone to a stock factory build for free but you would lose all of your data. If you want data saved you would have to pay a nominal fee. I would want that fee because that person is an idiot for installing Hilton Sex Sound and Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls in the first place.

    This does prove one thing though. Google needs to take more control over their operating system. Anybody else notice how Google and no manufacturer has said anything about patching this security hole? Instead Rodderik of XDA cooks up the solution for rooted users. It's a ridiculously simple fix too.

    Seriously, how hard would it be for somebody like HTC, Samsung, or Motorola to test a patch for this fix and have it pushed to the phones? Hell it has already been created and its on the Android Market for anybody rooted to use.
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    Why would someone be an idiot for downloading Advanced Calculator? Also, from what I've read this exploit was patched in 2.2.something. The problem is that not all Android phones are up to date.



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