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Vodafone HTC (not so) Magic Android Smartphone’s

Vodafone HTC (not so) Magic Android Smartphone’s

Added: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Category: Geek Zone > Technology News
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com, energizer, vodafone, HTC
Vodafone describe their exclusive HTC Magic phone as “Sleek, stylish and exclusive to Vodafone, the Magic is powered by cutting edge technology. So web essentials like Google Maps™ and Google Search™ work brilliantly. You can create shortcuts to your favourite sites and download fun games, news feeds and widgets. Then decide where everything goes - so you can get to it all easily.”


Now it also seems that our friendly hackers can get to it all so easily as well. It has been reported that Panda Security has found that the HTC Magic comes infected by malware.

This was discovered by a staff member of Panda Security who had just received her brand new HTC Magic phone. She found that when she connected the phone to her PC via the usb hub her anti-virus alerted her to three suspicious infections, detecting both an autorun.inf and autorun.exe as malicious. These turned out to be the Mariposa botnet, which loaded itself automatically to the PC when the phone was connected, the Conficker worm, and malware with a password stealer for Lineage. After checking it was found that all three infections were contained on the SD card in the phone.


At the moment this is being investigated by Vodaphone, and so far there has only been this one isolated case (in Spain), and in a statement from Vodafone
Vodafone wrote:
“Vodafone takes the security and privacy of its customers extremely seriously and launched an immediate investigation into this incident

Following extensive Quality Assurance testing on HTC Magic handsets in several of our operating companies, early indications are that this was an isolated local incident

Vodafone keeps its security processes under constant review as new threats arise and we will take all appropriate actions to safeguard our customers’ privacy.”

Even if this does turn out to be an isolated case it might plant the seed of an idea into the mind of cyber criminals to carry out something similar to this or the chip and pin machines that had malware built into them at factory’s in Pakistan in 2008

As a precaution it might be wise when receiving a new phone with a SD card or any other type of portable memory storage to scan it with an up to date antivirus program, before using it in either phone or PC.

March 10th, 2010

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Date:  Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-03-10 11:00:47)
boatee avatargood post sam , from bad bunny to good panda ,

posted by (2010-03-10 11:04:16)
boatee avatarhey wait a minute/ a staff member of a antivirus company states she found a virus in her new fone and she's the only one with an infected fone sounds suss.

posted by (2010-03-10 15:57:55)
Halos_Sunspot avatarMakes you wonder, if that AV staff member might be the one responsible of putting that virus there in the firt place. It seems to me that most of the new cutting edge technology today seems to have some security issues.

Thanks for another great article Sam.

posted by ET junkieET lover (2010-03-10 18:57:46)
bodthepimp avatarthx for the info uncle_ALF_and_auntie_social & SaM i was thinking of getting one of these phones

posted by (2010-03-11 06:38:27)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatarlmfao goes to show ya doesn't it....

posted by (2010-03-11 07:00:52)
RunsWithBulls avatarCould be disastrous if something like this to any phone company on a large scale with new phone release. Makes me wanna rescan my new phone. Wonder what it will do to there $71B worth. Thanks for the read SaM.

posted by Blocked (2010-03-15 09:49:14)
menahunie avatarHmmm the bug was found on the SD card REALLY...
If the bug had been in the OS in the phones ROM THEN I WOULD MAYBE THINK HHMMM...

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