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Offline Simon

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Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« on: November 22, 2014, 10:33 »
Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk.

Mobile security firm Lookout said the virus, called NotCompatible, was the most sophisticated it had seen.

The cyberthieves behind it had recently rewritten its core code to make it harder to defeat, it said.

Mobile malware aimed at smartphones is steadily getting more complex, said security company Wandera.

Jeremy Linden, a security analyst at Lookout, said: "The group behind NotCompatible are operating on a different plane to the typical mobile malware maker."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30143283
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 15:01 »
Weren't there Androids in Dan Dare when he was captured by the Mekon?  Den will know! 
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 17:19 »
It's only been around since 2008, so probably a bit too recent for you, Grandad.  ;D
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2014, 19:28 »
:lol2:

That's probably the longest url we've ever had posted!  ;D
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2014, 20:25 »
I don't think snip urls work on the forum these days?  :dunno:
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 22:23 »
They do indeed, but you have to do them manually, like so (without the gaps in the [url] tags):

[ url=https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dan+dare&es_sm=93&tbm.....]They do indeed[ /url]
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014, 08:33 »
I'll have a go at that - thanks Simon.   8-)
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2014, 06:56 »
One has to be worried when a url is that long.... who knows where be has found sheep pictures.
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2014, 07:31 »
:sheeplove:
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2014, 08:59 »
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2014, 02:32 »
I think here



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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2014, 09:32 »
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Re: Warning of 'complex' Android virus
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 16:50 »
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