Are anti-virus apps necessary for Android users? Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Android Engineering, recently said, “I don’t think so. That’s obviously an individual choice, but I haven’t felt the need for it. Let’s put it this way, I don’t run those apps.”
According to Russian security firm Kaspersky, Android has been hit by its first SMS-based trojan. Claiming to be a media player, the offending 13KB Android Package (APK) requests permission to send SMS text messages on behalf of the user.
Once installed, the application then proceeds to send premium rate SMS text messages without further consent ... Read More »