SMS Trojan app appears on Android devices

August 10, 2010
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Kaspersky Lab, a firm specializing in security development, confirmed that it detected the first Trojan SMS app for Android smartphones.  The app, called Trojan-SMS.ANdroidOS.FakePlayer.a, is disguised as a media player and prompts users to install its 13KB .APK application file.  The Trojan is SMS-based and sends text messages to premium messaging service phone numbers that results in large phone bills.

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