New Trojan Malware called GGTracker Mimics Android Market to Trick Users

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    Developer's over at Lookout software have uncovered a new malware for Android that is extra nasty and sneaky. It's called GGTracker, and it is a Trojan that mimics the look of the Android Market in order to trick users into installing it. It looks just like the picture above for now, so as you can see it's pretty deceptive. Here's a quote from the AndroidCentral article describing how you can get infected, and how to prevent it,
    We thought it was important to keep you guys informed on this so you can help your less tech-savvy friends and relatives stay protected. It's getting like the "old west" out there in Android-land, but as long as we band together we can defeat the vile bandits.

    Source: Android.net via AndroidCentral
     
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    I remember the days when my apps and games had ads. Didnt like it one bit! Ad blocker FTW!
     
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    People actually click ads? Who knew :blink:
     
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    Sometimes when you have big clumsy fingers you inadvertently click one every now and again. Sideloading should be turned off and only turned on "as needed" anyway.
     
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    It will get worse. They keep trying to get you . . . dancedroid
     
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    I click them all to support devs hehe i want more free stuffdancedroiddancedroiddancedroid and every beautiful girl loves me!
     
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    lol...I forget sometimes on some sites or blogs when ppl complain about pop up ads on that site. I be wondering that they're talking about...then I remember why I dont see it. I dont think I even see Googe text ads.
     
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    Off subject but while you all were talking about it:

    Adfree appears to be a program to download and update your host file, which as far as I understand in Android, is only going to block browser adds. Does host file apply to game ads too? Because all the games I play have ads.

    Angry Birds Rio has ads still, with Adfree. If Adfree will prevent this, does anyone know the addresses to add to the hosts file manually?
     
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