September 05, 2012 // By: Sebastian Nikoloff
Android Users Beware
Smartphones that run Google’s Android operating system are increasingly becoming targets for malware. The harmful software gains access to devices via adware or trojans and starts wreaking havoc for users – sending expensive premium text messages is just one example of the potential damages. This is what Bitdefender, a manufacturer of Internet security software, has found.
In their study, two areas were examined: adware and trojans. Adware delivers unsolicited advertisements to phones, normally in the form of pop-ups. A trojan is a type of malware that embeds itself in a device and creates harm from within.
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