A new file-encrypting ransomware has infected thousands of Android devices. Once it has successfully infected a devices, this Android trojan scans the SD card for certain file types, encrypts them, and demands a ransom in order to decrypt the files. Reports says that Android devices faces more than a million malware threat each year. What’s really going on is that, unlike iOS devices, Android devices are based on Linux’s open source code, and open source programs allows pretty much anyone to code an application and publish it, in or outside the Google Play store. Only the application published on Google’s Play are being tested, while the user can be mislead into installing applications from anywhere, without knowing the safety of these application.
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