Mariposa Botnet Distributed to Vodafone Customers

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IFLATLINEI

No one ever said Open source was to be virus free. 

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einstein1971

So what's interesting here is that everyone is either ignoring or glossing over the fact that the phone runs Google's Android OS...wan't open source supposed to be virus free?  Yes it installs on a WIndows PC but this wonderful Google device is the point of infection.  I wonder why you left that little bit out of the article????

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Caboose

 Just because it's open source, doesn't mean someone can't hide the malware plus file to automatically run the malware once the phone is connected to a Windows PC and an auto-scan/run is performed. If the phone had been infected and the Botnet running ON the handheld then that'd be a different story.

It's like a virus on a thumb drive...

 

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IFLATLINEI

Whats even more amazing that this would happen to a Panda employee? Having Panda actually catch the malware. 

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thanksday

it has very good interface

 

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