Attention Android Users, looks like we may have another small virus issue at hand. Reports like this have came out before. Whether you think phones can get viruses or not. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Our mobile phone Anti-Virus friends over at NetQin Mobile have spotted not one, but two issues that need to be brought to everyone’s attention. NetQin said they have found two Malicious Viruses stemming from apps that come from the dark alley side of the Android Market.
According the NetQin, both viruses will sit idle in the background on your phone and collect private data that will then be stored on the SD card and uploaded to a remote server elsewhere every few minutes. Not displaying any type of Icon, or running task or anything. This could be a huge compromise and leak of your private data. From banking info, to contacts, and messages. Something most users can agree on is very unwanted. The SW.SecurePhone bug appears to be spread primarily through Internet downloads in the United States. Then the next sounds even worse. The SW.Qieting bug. This sneaky little bugger happens to be auto-forwarding all messages received to a “monitoring phone”. Same as above with no warning, icon, or task being shown as running. As always with installing apps. If it’s not a big developer or something new I find it’s always best to read the comments and make sure of what I’m about to install. For those worried, AC to the rescue. Here is a few Anti-Virus options for all your security needs. Last two are some bigger names from the PC world.