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Serious Threat Now Hits Android, and a SB

Howdy folks.

I have mixed emotions about this recent news item. PC Porn Ransomware Comes to Android

A new strain of Android malware is posing as a premium porn-viewing tool. Once loaded, this ransomware displays a screen claiming that the user has violated laws and the device has been encrypted pending an untraceable payment. Is your Android really locked?Read more..

On one side of the coin, I’m glad for the article because too many people simply do not understand the risks, or even know there are “mobile threats’ (and malware). On the other side of the coin.. you play with fire..

And of course, there’s always Iran: Anatomy Of The New Iranian APT

A newly unearthed attack campaign out of Iran targeting US defense contractors and Iranian dissidents confirms that Iran has expanded its cyberoffense capability and strategy far beyond its signature politically themed website defacements — into a full-blown cyber espionage operation.Read more..

Interesting times.

Today’s Pretty Picture:

ocean sunrise

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Today’s quote:Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~ Lou Holtz

Today’s free idea: Have you been sitting and looking at your screen for longer than 20 minutes? Stop it. Stand up stretch! Better yet, get outdoors, take a walk. Get your body moving! Then come back and feed your addiction (screen staring). Doing too much sitting can kill you, you know.

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May 18, 2014 Posted by | advice, Android, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, gadgets, hackers, Internet, mobile, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment