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New Android ransomware uses clickjacking to gain admin privileges

Lucian Constantin | Jan. 28, 2016
The app overlays system dialogs on top of the device administrator confirmation window and hijacks users' clicks.

"The malicious app is not found on Google Play and may be downloaded from third-party app stores, forums, or torrent sites," the Symantec researchers said. "Users who have Google Play installed are protected from this app by Verify Apps even when downloading it outside of Google Play. Symantec advises users to only download apps from trusted app stores."

 

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