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Luddite
Oracle

Android users beware

Malware alert: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56859091


>>> ALERT: I am not a CSA. Je ne suis pas un Agent du soutien à la clientèle.
sthwang
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Android users beware

Thank you for your information!

Meow
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Android users beware

Again, it is up to USER to be diligent. All this crap will NOT install by themselves! User has to click on link or button or whatnot.

Just train your brain NOT to command your hand or finger to click/touch certain stuff...

Same as you would not 'touch' very hot object. Simple 😉

Yummy
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Android users beware

Right. Learn not to click on 'offers' or 'amazing apps' or similar.

NOBODY on this planet loves you so much (family, maybe??) to give you free stuff or free money.

softech
Mayor / Maire

Re: Android users beware

Thanks for the info..   👍

 

the Spammers and hackers really everywhere these days

WoozyPolarBear
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Android users beware

Meh, these articles really unfairly paint Android with a bad brush. It's not Android, it's the user who screws up. These sort of scams are usually targeting the type of people who end up using Apple iOS anyway, as Apple users tend to be the less tech. savvy group. I mean let's be honest, iPhones tend to be the phone your grandparents, soccer moms, etc use because they don't really need to know anything about setting the device up.

softech
Mayor / Maire

Re: Android users beware

@WoozyPolarBear  that is true.. i was thinking that things like this can happen on iOS, too  LoL

 

 

will13am
Oracle

Re: Android users beware

Be sure to disable app installation from unknown sources in the security settings.  

Re: Android users beware


@will13am wrote:

Be sure to disable app installation from unknown sources in the security settings.  


That's good advice since an app installed from an apk could have came from anywhere.  I would say that only installed from Play Store isn't a guarnatee of security either, as there have been apps that got removed from the Store because of tasks that some apps were disocvered to preform.

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