Thursday, August 12, 2010

Android gets an STD: Best of the Week's News

Things have got to seedy for Android users says Mobile Crunch: "Have you ever wondered who SMSes porn and astrology lines at $9.99 per message? Your phone!"
While Apple has always prided itself on virus resistant technology, Microsoft has been prone to Trojans and now it seems that Google is too.
Kaspersky has identified this pesky bug as Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a. The good news is that the virus only works on Android smartphones in Russia, unless of course you are willing to pay top dollar for your horoscope.
The New York Times business day technology reported that Android clients should "be careful what they download."
The virus installs what appears to be a harmless media player on your computer. Unfortunately that media player then starts to send the premium text messages. Luckily this application is not on the Android marketplace.
Google spokesman, Jay Nancarrow, said: “We advise Android users to only install apps on their smartphones that they trust. In particular, Android users should exercise caution when installing applications outside of Android Market.”
And everyone knows that STDs can have an adverse effect on your sex life. A new report has shown that iPhone users have more sex than Android users.
According to CNet: "A deep and sonorous study by the dating site OkCupid has left no doubt. iPhone owners have more sex than BlackBerry owners and a lot more sex than the worthy, solemn, dedicated purchasers of Android phones."

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