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#1 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:01 AM

FYI...

Cybercriminals target phones - Android 'most exposed'
- http://news.yahoo.co...-003516512.html
Feb 28, 2012 AFP - "Cybercriminals are sneaking a fast-increasing amount of malware into smartphones to steal data or even money, with those running on Google's Android most exposed to security threats, analysts said... Anyone can create or install an application on an Android phone... as opposed to the Apple controlled Appstore which imposes a layer of screening... Trend Micro surveyed independent analysts about security features on the four main mobile operating systems - Apple's iOS, RIM's BlackBerry, Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android - and found that Blackberry was ranked most secure and Android the least. BlackBerry benefitted from the fact that it was originally designed more as a platform than a device, while iOS, ranked second most secure, was tightly controlled by Apple... Technology company Juniper Networks compiled a "record number of mobile malware attacks" in 2011, particularly on Android phones. In 2010, just 11,138 mobile malware samples were recorded, but they soared 155 percent to 28,472 in 2011, the company said. Just under half - 46.7 percent - occurred on Android phones, said Juniper, whose study did -not- look into Apple breaches... Some criminals are hiding "malicious code in legitimate applications" that consumers are downloading unwittingly. Once they have gained access to data on the phone, they are stealing information that could be used in identity theft or in illegal transactions. A further incentive for cybercriminals to breach smartphone security is that unlike computers, each phone "has a direct link to money" through the SIM card... Criminals are able, for instance, to implant so-called trojan horses that prompt phones to send SMSes to premium numbers..."

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

I think you would be better served to seek out an IPhone forum... A Google search had these as the first 3 links:

http://www.iphoneforums.net/

http://forums.macrum...isplay.php?f=99

http://www.iphone-forums.org/

 


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

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Berlin Police: Beware Android Banking Trojans
- http://www.f-secure....s/00002457.html
Nov 15, 2012 - "The Berlin Police Department issued a press release this past Tuesday about criminal complaints of fraudulent cash withdrawals. All of the cases involved SMS mTans* and Android smartphones... An important thing to realize about Zitmo is that it isn't "mobile" malware as such. Rather, Zitmo is a companion/complement component to a Windows based ZeuS bot. Zitmo works with its Windows based ZeuS when the bank customer has SMS mTans as an additonal layer of authentication. To counter the mTan layer of security, ZeuS bots will inject a "security notice" form during a banking session asking the customer for their phone model and number. The bad guys will then send an SMS link to a so called "security update", which is actually the Man in the Mobile component needed to circumvent the mTan. There are plenty of ZeuS bots in the wild... The Berlin Police Department recommends that citizens be skeptical of "security updates" claiming to come from ones bank and to defend your home computer. Which includes, by the way, having an up to date antivirus service installed."
* https://en.wikipedia..._TAN_.28mTAN.29

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