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Android botnet found on all major US carriers sends thousands of spam texts to spread like a virus

thenextweb.com
A new Android spam botnet has been discovered that uses infected phones to send thousands of SMS messages without the user’s permission. While the threat is not (yet) widespread, it has already been spotted on all major US carriers and has the potential to make a big impact at the...
Android botnet found on all major US carriers sends thousands of spam texts to spread like a virus

Apple Pulls Russian SMS Spam App from App Store

www.macrumors.com
Earlier today, Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab reported that it had been alerted to an app available in both Apple's App Store and the Google Play store for Android that was quietly harvesting users' address book contacts and sending them to the developer's servers. The developer's systems were then sending...
Apple Pulls Russian SMS Spam App from App Store

Don’t Be A Twammer

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I hate spam.  Over the years I’ve been an investor in a number of companies that address the spam problem, including Postini and Return Path.  I’ve also been involved in lots of other companies in the email ecosystem and spam has always been something I’ve paid close attention to. I’ve...
Don’t Be A Twammer
Judge rejects 'free speech' argument in Google SMS spam suit

Report: Most U.S. Mobile Phone Owners Complain About Dropped Calls, SMS Spam & Slow Download Speeds

techcrunch.com
Judging from the latest data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, U.S. cell phone users are at risk of turning into cranks. In this survey, the vast majority of cell owners complain about dropped calls (72%), unwanted sales and marketing calls (68%), text message spam (69%) and slow...
Report: Most U.S. Mobile Phone Owners Complain About Dropped Calls, SMS Spam & Slow Download Speeds
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