SMS Trojan found in several Google Android Applications

Google has removed a group of mobile phone applications from its Android Market after it was discovered that the applications contained code that could be used to send SMS (Short Message Service) spam.

Google’s action came after a security firm in Taiwan published a security alert about the apps on Wednesday, saying that there were a total of 11 apps found to have the suspicious code in them. The advisory warns users that the apps send messages to three numbers that can cause users to be subscribed to paid services without their knowledge.The SMS functionality would only work when the user is located in China, according to the advisory.

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