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Companies Remove Trojan Spamming App

MOBILE PRIVACY

July 6, 2012

Apple and Google have removed the Find and Call app from stores after it was discovered by Kaspersky Lab the app would capture users' phone book contacts and use them as spam targets, CNET News reports. The app required users to register their e-mail addresses and phone numbers and offered to find friends from the users' contacts. Sent to a remote server, the users' contacts would then receive a text message appearing to come from the friend that would include links to download the malware. "In other words," Kaspersky Lab said, "people will receive an SMS spam message from a trusted source." Apple said the app was "a violation of App Store guidelines."
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