On my smartphone, I have applications for managing my tasks, appointments and documents, creating my shopping lists, a flashlight, games and quizzes, videos, educational tools for my little one, etc. Recently, based on my colleague’s recommendation, I downloaded another app Beat the Traffic for easing my commute to the office. The smartphone surge has led to an ‘app culture’ surge.
So here we at the dawn of a new year, looking out to the unknown opportunities that await us. The Smartphone market is ripe for the next great leap forward, and out of China comes something that forces us to take a big step backwards. Gemini, or Geimini, is the latest Trojan to impact the Android operating system. Notice, I didn’t say the first Trojan. There have been others, like Trojan-SMS last summer, and just like that one, this Geimini Trojan disguises itself as an application. The Trojan collects information from the device, connects to remote systems and has the potential of receiving commands. All pretty common stuff for a Trojan, but new to the Smartphone space.