Fake Angry Birds: Space Carrying Trojan Horse Virus
Another day, another reminder you have to be careful about what you install on your Android smartphone. CNN reports there is a fake version of the immensely popular Angry Birds: Space on some unofficial Android markets. The fake version of the game appears to be a fully functional version, but comes with a sinister extra feature, a virus. Web security firm Sophos analyst, Graham Cluley found the fake version of Angry Birds: Space to carry a trojan horse that attempts to “install more malware that essentially puts the phone or tablet computer under the control of the cybercriminals behind it“. Cluley cautions those who download apps outside the Google Play store to ”be very careful, especially when downloading applications from unofficial Android markets”.