Source: trendmicro.com, 12th August 2011

ANDROIDOS_NICKISPY.C, can collect “data such as text messages, call logs, and GPS location from infected devices, which it then uploads to a certain URL through port 2018.”. This malware comes in the guise of Google+, Google’s most recent foray into the social networking scene, in an attempt to hide from affected users. The app itself is installed using the name, Google++.

Trend Micro has posted up a list of things that Android users can try to stop malware threats. Users can properly set up their security settings on their smartphone and also disable connecting to a WiFi router automatically. People should also take a look at the permissions you will have to give for each app they get for their Android phone. Also people should consider blocking your smartphone’s access to any online store other than Android Market.

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