Mobile Casino Analysts Watch Closely How Android Handles Malware Attack
Mar 4, 2011
Android Market blow
In a coordinated attack, 20 free android applications disguised as ordinary games were discovered to contain malware and were quickly removed from Google’s Android Market.
Google’s Android Market has suffered a serious blow recently. Over twenty popular free applications were taken off the market because they turned out to be malware aiming at receiving root access to the user’s handhelds. Potentially they could gather all the data and add malicious code without the user noticing it.
Android Market is a place where android powered mobile owners go to download free apps for their beloved handhelds. Lots of nifty gadgets for your Android phone can be found here: from reading programs to video players, from mobile casino software to colorful wine guides. Google estimates that the infected applications were already downloaded by over 50,000 users.
Apps were masked as copies of popular programs such as Chess or Photo Editor that users didn’t suspect were malicious programs. The trojan, after being downloaded onto the handheld would instantly get root access to all aplications by using the rage-against-the-cage approach, get the owner’s data, contacts and anything else it was programmed to look for, and plant dangerous code which would allow instant access by other malware into the innards of the smartphone.
Fortunately mobile casino applications of All Slots Casino and LadyLucks Casino were not among the apps that contained the malware code. Gamblers can still enjoy playing their favorite mobile casino games from virtually anywhere using just their mobile devices.
All Slots Casino provides its members with a wide variety of mobile casino games which are compatible with practically all current handhelds. LadyLucks Mobile Casino is one of the few casinos that also allow free play so you can get the hang of the game before depositing a single penny.
Tags: Android, Android Dev Phone, Computing, Embedded Linux, free android applications, free applications, Google, HTC Dream, Malware, mobile casino applications, mobile casino software, mobile devices, mobile software, Photo Editor, Smartphone, smartphones