[ubuntu-uk] Android hit by rogue app viruses

Barry Titterton barry.titterton at mail.adsl4less.com
Thu Mar 3 20:24:49 UTC 2011


They sound more like trojans than viruses to my untrained ear.
I expect the same would apply to any linux system if you installed a bad
software package; the malicious code would then be free to do what it
liked. Though it does say towards the end of the article that Google has
closed the vulnerabilities that the code was exploiting.

The article also quoted Trend Micro having a swipe at Open Source saying
that it was "a very attractive criminal playground".

Would the experts like to comment on my understanding of this, or on
security in general?

Barry T

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