Discuss: Malware on SmartPhones

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December 23, 2011 at 07:22:44
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about reports of increases in the number of smartphones affected by malware. Discuss here if this is something you have experience with, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
December 24, 2011 at 17:05:22
I don't use any types of cellphones....real easy for me LOL...but my friend has a smart phone and it is always causing problems with his yahoo address. Seems that every once in awhile, his cellphone sends out spam to everyone on his address list. The simple solution for that is for him is to save all the addresses and then...delete ALL addresses in his book and change his password. The address can be replaced after that.

That seems to work great. It's a pain...but it does work for him.

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#2
December 24, 2011 at 20:45:28
I have this(alcatel OT-800) cheap smartphone for internet. One day the phone start to act weird and i ended doing factory restore. The thing is this phone and it OS is not popular, i was suprised to see the device infected.

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#3
December 25, 2011 at 15:00:52
My cell phones aren't smart but I have none of these types of trouble. lol The phones I have are used only for voice communication when neccessary at all. No need for those fancy worthless (my opinion) toys. So I guess no need for malware.

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#4
December 25, 2011 at 15:04:39
One thing I have noticed is that between subpar devices and bottom feeder carriers the connections of many of these things is spotty at best. That being said I am thinking there may be many that wouldn't know if they had been affected as their connection has always been poor.

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#5
December 28, 2011 at 17:47:31
Mine is a HTC Touch HD running windows mobile 6.1 (or something like that cant remember off hand) and had a kind of malware (ie changed homepage everytime i switched phone off) on it but just reset to factory settings as i did not know where to start with removing it and as i only use it very seldom it did not bother me to much.


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#6
December 29, 2011 at 10:37:21
Who's dishing out all the minus scores?

One of the choices in the poll should be, I don't own a smart phone. If it was up to me, I wouldn't even have a cell phone, but my wife insists. At least she pays for it. I'm no dummie though, I always call my GF from a payphone, lol.


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#7
December 29, 2011 at 15:54:43
I don't have a minus score but its not me who has marked the others I always score on the quality of the answer but only on the tech boards

Forgot to add this is the first year i have ever had a phone (tried staying away from them as much as possible but as working away sometimes need one now)


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#8
January 6, 2012 at 05:11:30
Here in the UK, my wife's mobile has recently been hit with a spate of many 'unsolicited reverse charge txts'.

A reverse charge txt, is where the mobile owner request a service (weather report etc.) which is provided by txt and chargeable. Unscrupulous companies send these without them being requested and pocket the money.

Had just one arrived it would probably have been ignored. But many were sent, on occasions two in the same second, or in subsequent seconds. Hence it was realised something was untoward.

So far much money has been stolen and it has proved impossible to stop. The network provider is helping but it takes time.

I and others more knowledgeable were unaware such a facility existed.

Be aware!!!

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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