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Trojan alert: Fake Netflix app could steal your login data


Although we should have a fix coming soon for HTC's gross oversight that led to the potential for bad apps to steal personal information from your HTC EVO, there's now another thing to worry about: fake Netflix apps that steal your account information!

Symantec just released information about a nasty Trojan that disguises itself as a legitimate version of the Netflix app, but functions only to steal your login data. Now, if you own an EVO 4G or EVO 3D, this probably shouldn't concern you: just download and use the official Netflix app from the Android Market, and you are safe.

However, for some reason, EVO View tablet users still don't have access to the official Netflix apk in the Market, so many have resorted to searching online and installing whatever apk they can find. This can, unfortunately, lead to an accidental installation of this Trojan if you're not 100% sure where the file you're downloading came from.

If you own a View, your best bet is to use a program like Root Explorer on your phone, navigate to System > Data, and copy the appropriate apk to your SD card. Then you can transfer it to your EVO View, and feel confident because you know where it came from.

Another option is to call Netflix and complain until someone finally makes the app visible in the Market, no extra hacking required. I mean, it's pretty ridiculous that it's there for the HTC Flyer – but don't let me get started on this rant again.

[CNET via Android Community]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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