Application Charger Sunlight in Android - The user's smart phone operating system Android need to be aware of a number of apps that claim to charge the battery from the sun through the screen. "The problem is that Android devices do not contain solar panels which are essential components for converting sunlight into electricity," said Symantec Cyber Security Intelligence Manager, Paul Wood, in the September issue of the report.
Wood said such an application can not do anything without the solar panels, but instead steal sensitive information from the user's smart phone with Android smuggle malicious software or 'malware'. Symantec Intelligence Analyst, Hon Lau, said the exploit application flaws Android devices which often have low battery durable.
"Mobile processors that consume energy (electricity), the screen is bright and large, and the frequency of use of the device means that the battery capacity is needed so the phone can be operated all day," said Lau.
Lau pointed out that claims applications can recharge the battery with sunlight, but instead steal information from the device is the "Battery Long" (Android.Ackposts) and Android.Sumzand.
Before the smart phone manufacturers Android install solar panel components in their devices, Lau recommends that users keep charging the battery with the old way, which is connected to the "jack" or through the USB slot.
"Also, be careful with the application that you download and install from market applications (application marketplace.) If the application asks permission does not seem reasonable to aim properly, do not install the application," said Lau.