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Kaspersky Lab found the first SMS Trojan on Android


It seems that all sorts of viruses and other malicious software may soon be located on the hitherto secure mobile Android OS. The fact is that experts at Kaspersky Lab found the first Trojan that sends an SMS that works with this mobile operating system. As always, Kaspersky has already called this trojan, which has received the name "Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a". It spreads through an unnamed site so far.

When entering the site, the user sees a message with a proposal to install a “media player”, just 13 kilobytes in size. It is this “player” that represents the Trojan. Like other applications for this OS, the program asks the user's permission to perform certain actions during the installation process. In this case, the program asks permission to send SMS. And if, without looking, to agree, such messages will be worth the money, since they are sent to various short numbers. In addition, the application also accesses user information on a mobile device.
So far, the Trojan only works with mobile operators in Russia, so it can already be assumed that its creator is a citizen. "As far as we know, this application is not in the Android Market", - reported in the official blog of the company .

Interestingly, Google has already managed to comment on this situation. “Our application permissions system blocks most types of threats, including those that are typical for this application. When the user installs the program, he decides what to allow the program and what does not. In order for the application to cause any harm, it is necessary that the user himself agreed with everything. In any case, we advise users to install only programs that cause them to trust. In addition, users must read the warnings issued by the application during the installation process, ”said a statement from Google.

In general, everything, as always, rests on the user himself - if he is not attentive, then the harm can be done. If you follow the fact that and as reported by the application, nothing bad will happen. But if a user of the Android OS suddenly gets a big bill, you should see where and how the money went - maybe the Trojan is already integrated and into some completely peaceful application that does not cause suspicion. Especially it is necessary to treat all kinds of "media players", which are offered to download from all sorts of sites.

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Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/101523/

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