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CNET News Daily Podcast: iPhone apps and SMS phishing

We talk Apple's latest app download numbers, and a new phishing scam that's using SMS messages on your phone in order to steal your bank account information.


On Tuesday, Apple announced that more than 1.5 billion applications have been downloaded from its app store. We also get CNET's security expert, Elinor Mills, in the studio to talk about a new phishing scam that's tricking people into giving up their bank account information via SMS text message.

Also discussed: Blockbuster OnDemand is coming to a Samsung TV near you; Microsoft announces Azure pricing; and attacks on U.S., Korea sites pegged to U.K. server.


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Today's stories:

More than 1.5 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's store

Attacks on U.S., Korea sites pegged to U.K. server

Microsoft announces Azure pricing, details

Blockbuster OnDemand coming to Samsung TVs, home theaters

Cisco: Text message scams on the rise