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Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde

 
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Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
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Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware.

Dubbed Viking Horde, the new malware has waged war by infecting certain apps at the Google Play store, researchers at Check Point said Monday. Affected apps include Viking Jump, Parrot Copter, Memory Booster, Simple 2048 and WiFi Plus.

A new strain of malware is targeting Android devices via infected apps at the Google Play app store, says security firm Check Point.
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On all devices rooted or not Viking Horde creates a botnet that uses proxied IP addresses to disguise ad clicks, generating revenue for the attacker. A botnet is a group of devices controlled by hackers without the knowledge of their owners. The bots are used for various reasons based on the distributed computing capabilities of all the devices. The larger the botnet, the greater its capabilities.

On rooted devices, Viking Horde delivers additional malware payloads that can execute any code remotely, potentially compromising the security of data on the device. It also takes advantage of root access privileges to make itself difficult or even impossible to remove manually.
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
bump
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
shit, i think they use ads here to, my device acting strange for some days!!!
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
shit, i think they use ads here to, my device acting strange for some days!!!
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cruise
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
Only fuckwits download apps.
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
shit, i think they use ads here to, my device acting strange for some days!!!
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cruise
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epiclol
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
Only fuckwits download apps.
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I agree.

Never understood morons who download third party apps.

Too much time on your hands and no brain gets you in troubles.
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
I have a floppy disc that can update that android fer ya
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
I only have a seller app on my phone but its always going to playstore and it drives me nuts!
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I only have a seller app on my phone but its always going to playstore and it drives me nuts!
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i use 35 diferent antiviruses at the same time, so i think i am well protectedcool2
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
I love reading this lol some genius out there is just making money off of all the retards without them knowing
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
I only have a seller app on my phone but its always going to playstore and it drives me nuts!
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i use 35 diferent antiviruses at the same time, so i think i am well protectedcool2
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Care to share 34? I have Avast on mine.
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
All the modern O/S have become malware in their own right.

Android = Data mining and advertising cancer
Window = Data mining and advertising cancer
IOS = Data mining and advertising cancer

Applications just the same. It's all by degree.
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Re: Android devices are under siege by yet another breed of malware: Viking Horde
I only have a seller app on my phone but its always going to playstore and it drives me nuts!
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i use 35 diferent antiviruses at the same time, so i think i am well protectedcool2
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 70572445


Care to share 34? I have Avast on mine.
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[link to www.virustotal.com (secure)] probably





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