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

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    I installed Lookout almost as soon as I got my phone, but I uninstalled it back last August for a couple of reasons. First was that there never seemed to be updates and I question any anti-virus that seems to not need to keep track of infections. The second was that I was getting weekly emails and while it said it did something, there was no way I could tell exactly what it did, if any. Also, I would first get the notice that an app was installed and then I got the notice that it was being scanned. Why not the scan before the install?

    Maybe I'll look into it again, I dunno.
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    Grr... Apparently it isn't possible to edit my posts that were made using the DroidForums App. Sorry about that.
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    Ok so I'm not sure if I installed one of those apps or not (app uninstaller) because the devs name does somewhat ring a bell I've seen it under apps before. But I was reading that gingerbread was patched up, does this go the same for gingerbread based ROMs? Liberty would count correct? Or should I still completley wipe everything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmos View Post
    Grr... Apparently it isn't possible to edit my posts that were made using the DroidForums App. Sorry about that.
    Try tapping on your post and then hitting edit. You can't edit posts in the news section though but that should work for every other section.

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    just a side note.. the iOS has had several security exploits over time as well, there hackers the planted codes that stole anything from contacts info to email accounts information.. the iPhone is not immune.
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    jaycemiskel: Thanks for the tip re editing in the news section. I didn't know that.
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    What's really scary is that this was discovered by accident. I have to wonder how many other apps are out there with completely different exploits in them. Although it isn't THE answer, one thing that I think would help would be to have the market app automatically hide all apps newer than say a week or so unless the user explicitly changes the option. Let more advanced users (who probably at least have backups of their data) be the guinea pigs rather than grandma.
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    I'm just terrified of an overreaction to this on Google's part. Like the 15 minute refund.
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    Is that true? Exploid is patched on 2.2.1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chizzele View Post
    just a side note.. the iOS has had several security exploits over time as well, there hackers the planted codes that stole anything from contacts info to email accounts information.. the iPhone is not immune.
    I don't think any of iOS problems were linked with iTunes, they were all from non-supported apps/malware. Huge difference. Mostly its power users who sideload, casual users get apps from iTunes.
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