Android malware automatically downloaded itself to the SD card

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We’ve just posted the following news: Android malware automatically downloaded itself to the SD card[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2015/07/Chrome-Logo-wordmark-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Google has patched an issue with Chrome for Android’s download check that was actively abused by malware. In August researchers discovered Android malware that was distributed through the Google Adsense advertising network.

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[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2783416]We’ve just posted the following news: Android malware automatically downloaded itself to the SD card[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2015/07/Chrome-Logo-wordmark-95x75.png[/newsimage]

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Glad I don’t use chrome as the main Browser.


#3

This is why letting advertisers write JavaScript code into Google ads is a bad idea. I wish we could go back to the days when advertisements were simple JPEG or animated GIF banners. A simple <img> tag never hurt anyone. After all, <img> tags certainly don’t pose major security risks, nor do they suck up your CPU like JavaScript code does.

Long live ad blockers!


#4

^ I fully I agree - It’s crazy the amount of code some ads use these days, often more than the website they’re displayed on.

Plain image ads are proven to work and advertisers certainly have no problem using them - Just look inside any newspaper… :wink: