1. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    The very nature of malicious cryptocurrency mining means that it goes on behind the scenes, going out of its way not to alert the user that their computer is being used, aside from slowing the system down, or spinning up system fans.

    Adware, malware, Android

    Android malware: Millions fall victim to drive-by cryptocurrency miner | ZDNet
    02-13-2018 08:04 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Key point to the article:They say it's likely these infected apps are free downloads from untrusted third-party marketplaces. It also wouldn't surprise me if they were free downloads of normally paid apps or games.

    The fix should be relatively simple though: a reset. As the user may not know what else was installed upon installing that app.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-13-2018 09:05 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Step one to mobile security: don't download shady crap.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-13-2018 09:09 AM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    I suppose I might also add that perhaps we ought to discourage spreading misinformation and misleading conclusions such as this article.
    02-13-2018 09:13 AM

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