Trojans and malware apps are a common thing, and we’ve seen several of them on Android OS, but now we have a new Trojan that works bit differently than the rest. The latest Trojan to arrive comes disguised as an app called Walk and Text v1.3.7. You may have come across it before, this app can be purchased from the Android Market but in case you decide to run it, you might get a nasty new Trojan.
It seems that Google Android users are having trouble with malware once again. Few days ago, Google used its kill switch to remove 260 000 malware apps, but it seems that wasn’t enough to stop the malware users and apps.
In a recent scenario, Vodafone was held responsible for supplying a Mariposa botnet malware and other threats on HTC Magic Android Smartphones. It was noticed that a smartphone supplied by Vodafone’s Spanish division was attempting to make a backdoor entry into the systems during the synchronization process to steal critical information.
The news became widespread as the customer affected is an employee of Spanish anti-virus firm Panda Security. The extra code had been devised to generate information from systems not concerned with the recent detaining of three suspected botmasters in Spain. However, Vodafone acknowledged the problem and claimed it to be a totally isolated incident.