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Zitmo Trojan masquerades as security app

Zitmo Trojan masquerades as security app | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Zeus-in-the-mobile ("Zitmo") for Android users is back, pretending to be a security solution for the mobile operating platform.

 

It masquerades as "Android Security Suite Premium" and, once installed, it presents an icon of a blue shield. When launched, it shows a generated activation code:

 

===> ALERT: Don't use that App!!! <===

 

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http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2149&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+HelpNetSecurity+(Help+Net+Security)

 

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Malicious phone apps and how to avoid them

Malicious phone apps and how to avoid them | Apps and Widgets for any use, mostly for education and FREE | Scoop.it

Your phone goes everywhere with you. You keep it at your desk at work, near your bed when you sleep, and in your pocket during dinner. Many people use their phones for mobile banking, keeping in close touch with friends and family over Facebook and Twitter, and sending countless text messages about their daily lives. But do our phones deserve the trust we place in the security of all the information we're giving them?

 

If you choose your apps carefully and give out your personal information sparingly, you'll have no problem at all. But if you download everything and give out your name and address every time you can, you'll be making a huge mistake.

 

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