Thursday, September 10, 2015

Malware Adult Player locking devices on Android and demands ransom – 3DNews

According to the British publication The Register, on the internet there was another malicious application for the mobile operating system Android. The program is called Adult Player. According to the description, with its help you can view videos with pornographic content. How the program works similar to the blocker known WinLocker – when the application starts, and the beginning of the video viewing Adult Player photographs by using the smartphone’s camera, and then locks the screen device and requires a ransom of $ 500. It is reported that after the introduction of this amount will be deleted photo and blocking removed.

It is noted that the requirement to repurchase does not disappear even after a “cold” reboot, at which clears all memory devices. According to the experts of the company Zscaler, which deals with security on the Internet to avoid trouble, it is recommended to install software for Android only from trusted sources – Google Play stores or other official, and download applications from the unfamiliar and suspicious sites. Such applications may contain malicious code and disrupt the device and steal personal user data and send them to hackers.

Android has been repeatedly criticized because of numerous shortcomings in terms of security, due to which the system is subjected to burglary and loss of functionality of the devices under its control.


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