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Android Ransomware Shares Browsing History With What were once Your Friends LOL
01-28-2016, 12:10 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Android ransomware has a number of means to extort victims. In the most common case, once a victim has downloaded and installed a fake or Trojanized app, the malware locks the screen and displays a bogus alert claiming the user had accessed forbidden materials. Meanwhile, the malware gathers the victim’s contacts list and encrypts data in the background. Users will then be prompted to pay a ransom, threatened by the loss of the encrypted data and the submission of the user’s browsing history to all their contacts.

Read more: symantec.com

I read about a guy that got a virus that emailed p0rn links to ask his contacts. He found out what happened and sent apologies.
He claimed he was then freaked out at how many replies he got that said thanks for sharing and sent him p0rn links of their own. rofl.gif

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01-28-2016, 12:37 PM #2
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01-28-2016, 12:41 PM #3
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i was a victim of ransomware..i downloaded a seemingly innocent app to boost my wifi..after installed it, it immediately locked my phone and deleted most files..i had to have tech guy reset phone and restart over again. of course i blasted at the dev on google play store.. after that, i stopped using any app to boost wifi..
01-28-2016, 12:54 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I'll never hook an Android phone with Google Play Store.
I buy a used phone root it, and install cyanogenmod.
(it will void the warranty on a new phone)
All my apps come from here: https://f-droid.org/
Near 100% security.
Nothing is more secure than a pre android Nokia as a backup.

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01-28-2016, 01:55 PM #5
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Why is everyone so big on security? If your not doing anything wrong why go to all that trouble?
01-28-2016, 02:28 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(01-28-2016, 01:55 PM)Trades Wrote:  Why is everyone so big on security? If your not doing anything wrong why go to all that trouble?

Oh, look! A Republican!

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It isn't as much about hiding your activities as it is about protecting yourself from being invaded and your system hijacked. It is also about protecting your friends and family from getting invaded and hijacked just because they were in your contacts list.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
01-28-2016, 02:38 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(01-28-2016, 01:55 PM)Trades Wrote:  Why is everyone so big on security? If your not doing anything wrong why go to all that trouble?

It's everyone's personal responsibility to avoid unjust and unwarranted surveillance and hijacking.
If you don't care about privacy, fine.
Who cares if not yourself, but you'd be surprised how many do.

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01-28-2016, 09:06 PM #8
Electric shock Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-28-2016, 12:54 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I'll never hook an Android phone with Google Play Store.
I buy a used phone root it, and install cyanogenmod.
(it will void the warranty on a new phone)
All my apps come from here: https://f-droid.org/
Near 100% security.
Nothing is more secure than a pre android Nokia as a backup.

yes!! i recntly rooted my andy phone..setup went without a hitch. and the best thing is, even though my virgin acct is defunct, i can make local calls free.
01-28-2016, 09:17 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yay.gif Not much to it other than a bit of research on how. Well worth it.

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01-31-2016, 08:55 PM #10
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01-31-2016, 09:15 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Never been close to such. I run a capitalist computer everything's expendable. I usually install a fresh OS every six months.

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