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Ransomware now on Android!!!

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9th June 2014, 06:53 PM   |  #1  
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Becareful what you download now. There is a new trojan that will encrypt all your data on your phone and lock it as well. Then you have to call a number to pay the ransom!!!! Just like the one going around on Windows PC's. Here is the link about the article on Tom's. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/simplock...00541151598242
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9th June 2014, 08:09 PM   |  #2  
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Snip from article;

"Simplocker uses AES encryption to encrypt image, document and movie files stored on the phone or tablet's SD card. Because Simplocker currently only targets SD cards, people who don't use removable storage cards on their Android devices, or owners of devices that don't have SD card slots at all (such as the Nexus 5 phone) are not at risk of file-encryption by Simplocker."

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[QUOTE=ern88;53277757]Becareful what you download now. There is a new trojan that will encrypt all your data on your phone and lock it as well. Then you have to call a number to pay the ransom!!!! Just like the one going around on Windows PC's. Here is the link about the article on Tom's. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/simplock...00541151598242[/


The article clearly states that the Nexus 5 will not be effected, if effects phones with a SD Card slot.
9th June 2014, 08:18 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
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Snip from article;

"Simplocker uses AES encryption to encrypt image, document and movie files stored on the phone or tablet's SD card. Because Simplocker currently only targets SD cards, people who don't use removable storage cards on their Android devices, or owners of devices that don't have SD card slots at all (such as the Nexus 5 phone) are not at risk of file-encryption by Simplocker."

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