http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technolo … li=BBnb4R7
Android users are being warned about a new strain of malware called Mazar Bot that is hitting smartphones, giving attackers full administrative rights to monitor and control nearly every aspect of the phone.
Once on a device, the malware covertly downloads Tor that allows it to connect anonymously to the internet to ping a server that effectively acts like a beacon to alert the attacker that a fresh device has been compromised. What's worse, it can install the Android-based Polipo Proxy application which lets the owner of the malware intercept and spy on all internet traffic passing through the smartphone.
be on the lookout for this....why do they do it?
Because they're a**holes! (haha)
Here's a good thing to keep in mind:
I tend to ignore/delete texts/messages from everybody aside from my wife and two or three other trusted family members, so avoiding this nasty shouldn't be a problem.
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