News Porn app took secret photos of users....

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Porn app took secret photos of users
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    A malicious Android app that held people to ransom has been found by US security firm Zscaler.

    Adult Player appeared to offer pornography, but secretly took pictures of users with the phone's front-facing camera.

    It then locked the user's device and displayed a demand for $500 (£330) which was difficult to bypass.

    One security expert told the BBC that ransomware was a lucrative and growing area of cybercrime.

    Ransomware

    Apps which demand money from people with a threat to release private information, or wipe a device, are known as ransomware.

    In August, Intel Security said examples of ransomware had increased 127% since 2014 - primarily affecting desktop computers and laptops.

    "One of the reasons for the increase is that it's very easy to make," said Raj Samani, chief technology officer for Intel Security in Europe.

    "There are people you can pay to do the work for you, and it pays really well. One group we tracked made more than $75,000 in 10 weeks.

    "Apps like this rely on the embarrassment factor. If you don't pay, your reputation is on the line."

    Adult Player was the second example of pornography-focused ransomware discovered by Zscaler.

    The app was not available from vetted storefronts such as Google Play, but could be installed directly from a webpage.

    Zscaler said the app's ransom message kept the phone's screen switched on at all times, and reappeared if the handset was restarted.

    'Common sense'

    "Ransomware is more prevalent on computers than phones, but this could be the start of a trend," said Mr Samani.

    "You can stay safe with some basic common sense. Some ransomware threatens to delete your photos, videos and documents so back up your data. Then if you are targeted you can wipe your system and start over.

    "Only download apps from the proper Google Play store. And if you receive an app download link in an email, don't click it."

    Zscaler said anybody that had downloaded Adult Player should reboot their handset into "safe mode". The exact method varies between handset manufacturers.

    Safe mode loads the operating system without running any third-party apps, allowing people to delete malicious software.
     
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    i was wondering what those flashes were ... thought that
    i was having a jerkoff stroke
     
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  3. TheSurvivingJesusTwin

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    I wonder how many gigabytes worth of O-faces these criminal masterminds made off with.
     
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    Is there going to be another fappening type release of the people who refused to pay?
     
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    if someone thinks they can shame me outta cash for jacking off to milf/mature porn then someone has seriously underestimated the
    level of comfort I have with what gets my winky hard
     
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    johnfreeman1 Well-Known Member

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    I have never watched porn on my phone
     
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  7. wife is a whore

    wife is a whore Stripped of POTY for butthurting staff VIP

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    Then how do you jerk off in the toilet at work?