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    Article: [FYI] Do NOT Dowload Android Market Security Tool - Fake Versions

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    Thanks for the heads up ! This is gonna get worse...

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    Yea good looking out. Its expected, the blackberry had to patch some stuff due to viruses and so did the iPhone and WM(all of them lol) Main thing is if at all possible only download apps from trusted sources. And im not sure if droid phones have the same feature as BB but on the BB enable the ask for password before any install option. you never know if a friend starts playing with ur phone and starts downloading stuff. On a side note i think i had that picture as a wallpaper a few years ago lol

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    I've never encountered or heard of anyone encountering a virus on a smartphone. Can anyone shed light on what it does to your phone in general?

    Does it render the device unusable?
    Does it disallow the functions to work on your device?
    Is it a common thing for all devices?

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    ^^^ I've heard of them sending your unique identifier to a server and possibly stealing your passwords, etc. if you do mobile banking. I'm not sure how it works, but it's not good at all. Google really needs to start vetting their apps and devs more.

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    this is good to know!

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    there are some mobile anti virus software as well for certain platforms but not sure which or who makes them but i think one of the major anti virus makers makes one of them.
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    SmrtGuard and LookOut both make an app that'll work on Android.

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    viruses for mobile platforms are still in their infancy so long as you only download from trusted sources and and keep good password habits you should still be fine
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