Android trojan erases all data from SD card and texts all contacts every 5 seconds

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Researchers yesterday discovered a Trojan that erases data from the SD card and blocks popular chat apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Hangout and the default SMS app. The Trojan that goes by the name “Elite Trojan”, also sends a SMS every five seconds to all contacts in the address book with the message “Elite has hacked you. Obey or be hacked.”

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#2

That’s why I prefer to install the majority of my programs from F-Droid, a third-party software repository consisting entirely of programs released under Free Software licenses.


#3

That’s why I use iPads and iPhones (but not Macs - won’t go that far) !


#4

[QUOTE=ivid;2738568]That’s why I use iPads and iPhones (but not Macs - won’t go that far) ![/QUOTE]

Really but if you think about it those devices all can connect together as a brady bunch family… :doh:


#5

And … Once again … you have to be rooted and have downloaded an app from a non official app site.

Somehow, I can’t see this being the fire storm that Dr Web may be purporting.

This could just as easily affect jail broken iOS devices, except that android is more popular … Just like windows is more popular than Linux/iOS.