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Watch out for malicious SmartPhone apps

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At least eleven apps on the Android operating system will send text messages from the phone to numbers in China. Those numbers then sign up the unaware victims to paid subscription services.

The apps include ibook, icartoon, iguide, icalendar, lovebaby and sea ball.

Google has removed the problem apps from the Android Market. But security firm Kapersky Lab says more apps could be infected.

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