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Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team

Hostile JavaScript delivered through ads installs ransomware on older Android phones.

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Re: Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team

This sounds pretty bad for users ,using the older Android OS. Why wouldn't Google patch all these Androids, A large percentage will never see the update.Smiley Mad

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Re: Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team

The problem is I suspect, Sherry, that many of the phones you speak of are running a non vanilla version of Android, i.e., tweak by the phone providers or networks in an attempt to out do each other...and as a result a vanilla version of a new Android OS cannot be installed until the aforementioned phone providers or networks update their 'versions' too.

 

In the end don't go for a customised version of Android...stick with someone who provides a vanilla implementation...more boring perhaps but at least one can update it when Google provide an update. Smiley Wink

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Dogspectus ransomware campaign relies on Leaked Hacking Team Exploits and Towelroot

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It appears the name for that ransomware is Dogspectus, I wonder who gives them these crazy names and why.

 

April 26, 2016  By Pierluigi Paganini

 

Blue Coat spotted a new ransomware-based campaign serving the Dogspectus malware. Crooks combined a Hacking Team exploit and the Towelroot exploit.

 

Security experts at Blue Coat have spotted a new campaign spreading an Android Ransomware dubbed Dogspectus. The malicious code hijacks mobile advertisements to scam gift cards, it locks the device in a state that allows only victims to make payment.

 

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Re: Dogspectus ransomware campaign relies on Leaked Hacking Team Exploits and Towelroot

I suspect that it is a reflection on their warped minds & sense of importance...LOL

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