Android App/Trojan Outs You As A Cheap, Pirating Fool.

  • April 4, 2011 2:41 pm

If you’re a fan of less than legal means of obtaining music, videos, and/or apps, avoid downloading the free “Walk and Text” app from the Android market. While it may seem like a deal considering the real Walk and Text seels for $1, it’s actually far from it — it’s a trojan. It isn’t the most nefarious of trojans, though it’s damaging nonetheless.

Once downloaded, this fake Walk and Text app grabs such information as your phones IMEI number, contact list, and other private data which is then sent back to a remote server. From there, every single contact in your contact list with a phone number is a text message saying:

“Hey, just downloaded a pirated App of the Internet, Walk and Text for Android. I’m stupid and cheap, it costed only 1 buck. Don’t steal like I did!”

Yeah, pretty embarrassing not only because it makes you look like a thieving idiot, but also a thieving idiot who doesn’t have a good grasp on basic English grammar. Of course, if you don’t have a texting plan, paying for several hundred text messages at ~$0.20 a pop won’t be all that entertaining either. You’ve been warned…

Source: Symantec
Via: Geek, AppScout

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