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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Geinimi, Malware spy on Android


Johannesburg - As one of the operating system that is loved not be surprised if it makes Android as the main target of cyber attacks ghosts. A variety of malicious programs were created with the intent and purpose.

Geinimi, is one of the new malware that was found among users of Android. This malware is somewhat unique, but can lurk and steal the victim data, these malicious programs also have the ability to be a botnet.

Botnets can be regarded as malicious applications that can take over the device that infected. In other words, this software can be used as a tool by the author to control the phone / computer victims. Well, the first time this type of malware found on the Android.

Quoted from PC World, on Thursday (12/30/2010), Geinimi able to communicate with control centers to install or uninstall any existing applications on the phone. Malware is also designed to regularly reported the activities of users.

Also Geinimi also able to report the position of the victim through GPS coordinates, type of phone used, the information card number used, and all the data is uploaded on 10 different site address.

Experts virus from Lookout Mobile Security, Kevin Mahaffey, explained that Geinimi start found on third-party applications Market in China, and make the distribution through a well-known applications that have been downloaded millions of times. But unfortunately, Mahaffey reluctant to mention the name of the application.

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