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Planning to install a Pirated Android App? Get ready for embarrassment

If you are an Android user, and prefer using Pirated versions of Paid apps, beware!! Here is something which can embarrass you much. There is this popular paid app known as Walk and Text, which is a convenient way of texting while you are walking, this app actually turns on your camera, so that you can walk easily without taking away your eyes from the phone screen.

Now, there is an app with same name available on file-sharing sites across the US and Asia, here it claims to be the cracked full version of Walk and Text, once an Android user falls to this, and downloads and file, the process of installation starts, and the user will see a message which poses as if the app is being cracked. But soon a message appears on the screen, telling that application is not licensed, and also lands you in an embarrassing situation.

Fake Android app to embarrass Pirates

And this doesn’t stop here, the app sends out an SMS to every contact in your Phone Book, here is the snapshot of the SMS it sends.

Fake Android app to embarrass Pirates sends an SMS telling every contact in your phone book about your attempt to steal

This whole process is done using the Trojan named as Android.Walkinwat.

So, if you are into downloading pirated apps, this could be a signal to stop using pirated apps, in case of mobile phones, this is the first ever case of its kind, but this will definitely leave a rend behind it, alarming for pirates. Even if you don’t have a tendency to use pirated apps, whenever such offers are encountered, chances are bright that anyone may fall for this.

Source: Symantec


About Manav Mishra

here to write articles about things which are somehow related to computers, internet (and at times, may be, to blogging as well). He wants to make an Identity for himself, he loves, testing new softwares and services which can really help to improve the productivity of individual.