One of the biggest reasons why Apple gets my respect is its devices are not susceptible to being infected with viruses. We have seen loads of these in Microsoft Windows PCs and laptops but not with the Macs, the MacBooks, iMac, etc. Today that immaculate and virus free award also went to Apple iPhone, as Google’s Android phones got a taste of a first Trojan, perhaps the first for any smartphone.
It is an SMS Trojan known as SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a and is already wild on many Android phones out there. The Trojan comes as a media player app and once installed, it auto sends SMS to the contacts in your mobile device. Of course this happens without you wanting or not. Kaspersky Lab, a leading security firm reports that the Trojan is currently infecting Russian Android devices, however, given the nature of such viruses it should be noted that they will soon be roaming free across the web. Read More »