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Until recently, it has been conventional wisdom that the operating systems for mobile devices are much safer than for desktop and server computers and do not require the same type of antimalware and security protection.  As is often the case, the conventional wisdom is not entirely accurate.

Perhaps the most significant threat so far to devices using the Android OS is the OBAD trojan horse virus, which is being spread by cyber criminals.  Like most Trojans it can open a backdoor to download other malicious software, but it can do much more. It can send SMS messages to premium-rate numbers, send malware to other devices using Bluetooth and remotely perform commands in the console.

If you would like learn more about this threat, you can download a Technical Report on the Android OBAD from Comodo’s Malware Analysis team from the following link:

Comodo Technical Report: Android OBAD