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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1922 Ransomware app hosted in Google Play infects unsuspecting Android user
Google Play, the official market for Android apps, was caught hosting a ransomware app that infected at least one real-world handset, security researchers said Tuesday.

The ransomware was dubbed Charger and was hidden inside an app called EnergyRescue, according to a blog post published by security firm Check Point Software. Once installed, Charger stole SMS contacts and prompted unsuspecting users to grant it all-powerful administrator rights.
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#1922 Ransomware app hosted in Google Play infects unsuspecting Android user
#1921 Breach notification website LeakedSource allegedly raided
#1920 Now there’s a better way to prevent Facebook account takeovers
#1919 Gmail will block JS attachments for security reasons starting February 13
#1918 XSS on WebEx domains undoes previous fixes to Cisco WebEx Chrome extension
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