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Malicious Android wallpaper application downloaded by -millions

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, July 31, 2010
9 years ago2,384 views

Source:

mobile.venturebeat.com/2010/07 ...

{posted with mobile device]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

<<It collects your browsing history, text messages, your phone number, subscriber identification, and even your voicemail phone number password, as long as it is programmed automatically into your phone. It sends the data to a web site, www.imnet.us. That site is evidently owned by someone in Shenzhen, China.>>

Apparently <<The wallpaper app asks for permission to access your “phone calls,”>>... so that would mean there is some sort of warning there...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The post has been updated to clarify that the app only reads "your phone number, subscriber identification, and voicemail phone number". Apparently, the developers used the phone number as a unique ID to save data online without creating accounts.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Unfortunately not all related online stories have been updated to include this new fact.

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