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Warning over new Android virus which can physically melt phones

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posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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Yahoo News UK

Good old Kaspersky Labs have discovered a new Trojan that can cause you mobile phone to actually melt.



The Trojan masquerades as an antivirus or porn app – but then takes over handsets once it’s installed.

The Loapi Trojan can force Android handsets to mine cryptocurrency – putting the processor under so much strain the phone overheats and breaks.

Once on a user’s phone it keeps putting up notifications asking for administrative rights – hoping that users will grant them either by accident or just to get peace.

The app can carry several malicious payloads, including serving up adverts, turning the phone into a ‘zombie’ for use in cyber attacks or mining cryptocurrency.


I've heard that those porn apps can actually be pretty hot, but this is the first time I've ever heard of one melting the computer it's running on.

-dex




posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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Who watches porn on their smart phone ?

Really the screens too small



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: neo96


Tis the only reason screens got bigger over the years, methinks.







posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Who watches porn on their smart phone ?

Really the screens too small



Ummm...try it in Oculus VR...makes all the difference...

Or...at least I've been told...




YouSir



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Who watches porn on their smart phone ?

Really the screens too small
Did you really have to ask that? lol



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: havok

They haven't reached 4k yet.

IMO the only way to watch it.



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: YouSir

originally posted by: neo96
Who watches porn on their smart phone ?

Really the screens too small



Ummm...try it in Oculus VR...makes all the difference...

Or...at least I've been told...




YouSir
Lmfao, riiiiight jk



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Who watches porn on their smart phone ?

Really the screens too small
bahahahah



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: havok

They haven't reached 4k yet.

IMO the only way to watch it.
Well wait, is there a diff at 1440p and 2160p? also, does it matter if its 144hz or 240hz?



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: Arnie123

At true 240Hz the refresh screen rate makes video viewing go quite smooth without distortions.

Screen size only then matters when you start to get into 72" plus screens. Then you have to look at pixel quality for that size matter.
edit on 22-12-2017 by Skywatcher2011 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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originally posted by: YouSir

originally posted by: neo96
Who watches porn on their smart phone ?

Really the screens too small



Ummm...try it in Oculus VR...makes all the difference...

Or...at least I've been told...




YouSir


An interesting idea. I bought one of those Google cardboard type VR headsets at Staples last night for $5.00. I'll have to give it to one of my friends to see if that makes the game more playable.


-dex



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

Lol, 'Trojan' hiding in 'Porn Apps'.



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: havok
a reply to: neo96


Tis the only reason screens got bigger over the years, methinks.






Well, we all know that adult entertainment has been one of the driving forces behind the recent rapid development of technology.

-dex



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley

originally posted by: YouSir

originally posted by: neo96
Who watches porn on their smart phone ?

Really the screens too small



Ummm...try it in Oculus VR...makes all the difference...

Or...at least I've been told...




YouSir


An interesting idea. I bought one of those Google cardboard type VR headsets at Staples last night for $5.00. I'll have to give it to one of my friends to see if that makes the game more playable.


-dex




Ummm...playable...or plyable...same same...




YouSir



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DexterRiley

Lol, 'Trojan' hiding in 'Porn Apps'.



Well, personally, as someone who works in IT, I find this very surprising...




posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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Technology imitating real life.

The op can be summed up as a digital STD !




posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Who watches porn on their smart phone ?

Really the screens too small


Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do when resources are limited and the dragon needs a release.



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DexterRiley

Lol, 'Trojan' hiding in 'Porn Apps'.



lmao

Gotta practice "Safe Cyber" right???



posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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Phones go down people will be dropping like its Surrogates.






posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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Maybe the virus was started by the manufacturers of phones to boost their business. Or by the companies that sell them at big markups or with contracts.




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