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    NBC news tonight was talking about the Olympics and how bad the hacking into electronics is there. Hacked Within Minutes: Sochi Visitors Face Internet Minefield - Video on NBCNews.com About 1:35 in, they take a new Samsung smartphone to a restaurant and browse for some Olympic info. Immediately it shows it downloading something. I don't understand security enough. Is it just that they are using an untrusted wifi that is downloading or something else going on. They aren't just picking on Android. They show two Macbook Air computers being hacked in the hotel room. They basically say expect to be hacked and don't take any sensitive info.

    Not that I'm going to Sochi, just trying to improve my knowledge of security.
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    I don't even need to go to Sochi...I have that mobogenie apk automatically downloading on my device at least 10 times a day, lol.

    On a serious note...s$%t...while everyone is putting more and more of their life on line, thieves are constantly dreaming up ways to rob us blind.
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    Catching up at AC and I see they posted a story on it: Android Central Community Search | Android Central
    I didn't think it made sense that it should be so easy.
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    It's yellow journalism + antivirus companies propaganda to get more sales. Russia isn't the only place you can get hacked. Practice data safety anywhere you go.

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