Cobbler.A allows the user to perform certain actions on the device from a remote location via an SMS message.


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Technical Details

Cobbler.A allows the user to define specific SMS messages that can later be used to perform the following actions from a remote location:

  • Wipe the SD card contents
  • Wipe everything found on the device
  • Retrieve the device's location

Cobbler.A's icon and requested permissions

Screenshots of Cobbler.A while running on a device

While apps with such behavior may be legitimately used by the device's authorized user, they are classified by security programs as riskware because in the hands of unauthorized users, they can also be used to cause damage to the user's data or the device.

If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the program and consent to its use, you may choose to keep it installed on your device.

Date Created: 2012-11-26 00:00:00.0

Date Last Modified: 2012-11-26 00:00:00.0