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Botnet Discovered On 1 million Chinese Mobiles

     
3:42 pm on Jan 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Security researchers say they have discovered a huge botnet running on the smartphones of more than a million unsuspecting mobile users in China.

The devices had been infected by a Trojan-based attack first discovered in 2011, news agency Xinhua reported.

The botnet can allow the smartphones to be hijacked remotely and potentially used for fraudulent purposes.

Botnet Discovered On 1 million Chinese Mobiles [bbc.co.uk]
10:23 pm on Jan 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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See? They always said that any Chinese IP might have a robot at the other end, so better safe than sorry. Here's, er, 1/10 of one percent of the explanation in one fell swoop.
2:57 am on Jan 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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That could be a real boon for Apple if they're able to get a China Telecom deal and come across as the safer phone.