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    Symantec Issues Warning About Another Android Malware


    There is an application in the Android Market called “Walk & Text” it was an innovative idea where it would put up a view of your Android devices rear facing camera so that you could see it and text at the same time, allowing you to see what’s in front of you.According to Symantec, that Walk & Text app was pirated, turned into malware and submitted to several file sharing sites in North America and Asia.

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    lol to the idea of that app to walk and text.
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    Again, coming from unknown sources......Use common sense people....
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    The funny thing is that was one of my first apps. Or maybe by a different name but same deal. Type and text.
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    Again, coming from unknown sources......Use common sense people....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Again, coming from unknown sources......Use common sense people....
    Agreed, but not only that, but if you are pirating the app, you get what you deserve even more.
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    Should it even be considered malware? Does the app list its permissions before install or does it run some kind of root exploit? If the user gives the app permission to access texts than I dont think it should be considered malware. Its working as intended. That's what you get for pirating apps that cost less than a cup of coffee..
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    Maybe if that app was not a virus and worked maybe this would not of happened to this lady!!!

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    so let me get this straight. The original program is good. Someone pirated it and then put malware in it and hosted it on several file sharing sites? So if it was downloaded from the market it would be fine, only versions downloaded from file sharing sites would be bad? Seems like people need to use their brains and download apps from the official market instead of pirating them from file sharing sites!

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    I don't see the problem with this, PC game developers need to do this to cut down on the piracy in that arena.
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