Yahoo Mail infected?

Yesterday, I wrote about evidence that suggested the existence of an Android botnet which was under control of spammers and is being used to send out spam via Yahoo! Mail. The accusation came... from Terry Zink over at Microsoft.

Of course, once Google heard about this, they weren’t too happy! The creators of Android issued the following statement: “The evidence does not sup...

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Cyber security experts from Microsoft have spotted real-world examples of spam email sent, not from a dedicated spam server, but from Android phones. The spam being sent... is the run-of-the-mill type trying to sell fake Rolex watches and other items (which can’t be mentioned in polite conversation) and their existence implies that the spammers have control of an...

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Bat-and-ball games, for some reason, attract a hefty number of fans the world over. Baseball, softball, and cricket are three of the more famous variations of bat-and-ball games, cricket being... the most famous.

Surprised it’s not baseball? Apparently cricket sits in the second spot as the world’s most popular sport, next to football. The sport’s popularity is mainly du...

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The official Android app for Yahoo!’s popular photo service Flickr is now ready for download free from the Android Market.

The Flickr app for Android, however, is initially available to only... a limited number of countries worldwide and works only for devices with Android 2.1 Eclair upwards.

Yahoo! has yet to confirm whether it will be releasing a Flickr app optimized for Android 3.x...

Is the Hulu Sale at Risk?

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It seems that all of the sudden, the owners of Hulu, may have changed their minds about selling Hulu. Either that, or they want the bid prices to go higher, and this may be a way to do that.

Over... the past week of bidding, the price gap between what the bidders are offering and what the Hulu owners are willing to accept, has widened. Bids have gone from as low as $500 million, to $2 billion, with the most...

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Android users can now skip the stock music app with Play, an app developed by Yahoo! for free. Aside from being a music player, Play allows automatic scrobbling to Last.fm, identifies songs similar... to Shazam’s capability, and create playlists depending on a song or a mood, which is iTunes genius.

At first look, Play looks bare without the option to purchase songs (Yahoo! says that...

Motorola BACKFLIP

In a move that might surprise some, it appears that AT&T has had Motorola configure it’s BACKFLIP smartphone to use Yahoo! as the search engine... of choice.  Yahoo! and AT&T have an ongoing agreement that stipulates that Yahoo! is the default search engine on AT&T’s MEdia Net web portal.

As a result, there’s no voice sea...

Palringo has released a version of its multi-service compatible instant messaging client for the Android platform.  Now available through the Android Market, the Palringo IM client supports many different... chatting systems, some of which I’ve listed below:

Google Talk MSN Messenger Facebook Yahoo! Messenger AIM iChat QQ

Other features of Palringo include the ability to share your location with f...

Apparently, a bunch of users at Android Community are experiencing a hack that redirects them from the Yahoo! homepage to a site that sells anti-virus software.  Are you experiencing this as well?...  Leave a comment below!

One of the main concerns of Android being open-source is the security.  In the future, we hope that Google will be able to identify and deal with these issues before...