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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#652 Android ransomware attacks using Towelroot, Hacking Team exploits
A menacing wave of ransomware that locks up Android devices and demands victims pay $200 in Apple iTunes gift card codes is raising concern among security researchers. The ransomware attacks, they say, open a new chapter for Android vulnerabilities similar to Microsoft’s obsolete, unpatched and unsupported Windows XP operating system.

“This is a new and troubling development for the Android OS. This ransomware thrives on outdated Android devices that are not patched and will likely never be,” said Andrew Brandt, researcher at Blue Coat and the analyst who discovered the vulnerability.
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#653 Protecting against unintentional regressions to cleartext traffic in your Android apps
#652 Android ransomware attacks using Towelroot, Hacking Team exploits
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