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larryloeb
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11/9/2015 | 2:36:29 PM
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Yeah, this is a major hosing of Android. And because it is so stealthy, you may have already installed one and not even known it.

When Apple tried to implement its glass-walled garden of apps with the App Store, many jeered; thinking it was just a revenue move by them. I think it was how they were trying to avoid just this sort of infection vector.
mak63
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mak63,
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11/9/2015 | 1:18:13 PM
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Lookout has detected over 20,000
Wow. This is certainly bad news. I use some third party app stores, besides Play. So, I'm at risk. Gotta be more careful from now on.
Most of the rooted devices have su or suoersu installed. So, when apps like facebook or whatsup want to gain root, it's clearly synonymous of something fishy is going on.
It is disguised as a system app.
It's not recommended, but you can uninstall some system apps in a rooted device.


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