Yet Another Malware Issue With Android

UpdtBot has surfaced that sends a text message telling you to update your OS. Once you “update” it can take control of your device and allow dialing of calls, sending of texts, and installing other programs onto the Android unit. To be honest, this is a phone-only problem since it requires SMS messaging, and it can EASILY be avoided with some common sense when it comes to downloading and following links. These kinds of scams have been around for platforms like Windows for over a decade. Does that matter though? The drama and rumors of the malware will further damage Android’s reputation and give users even more reasons to consider Windows 8. What could only be better for Redmond is if this would have happened closer to the release of Windows 8. Again, is this really a big deal that it happened to Android? Not necessarily, but it could play to Microsoft’s favor. Android tablets still haven’t made much of a mark, other then Amazon, so there is still plenty of room for Windows 8 to move in, I’d wager. What do you think?]]>

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