Android Malware Will Destroy Your Phone. No Ifs and Buts About It (by overheating its components)

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  1. LASER_oneXM

    LASER_oneXM Level 17
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  2. upnorth

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    #2 upnorth, Dec 18, 2017
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    Quote : " As part of our dynamic malware analysis we installed the malicious application on a test device. The images below show what happened to it after two days: "

    Source : Jack of all trades

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    Wakes questions like...was/is this possible to reproduce or concluded after just one phone? Feels like the physical damage must been a unknown/unwanted sideeffect from the crypto miner as it destroys and kill the device it depends on.

    Thanks for the share @LASER_oneXM
     
  3. Berny

    Berny Level 2

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    #3 Berny, Dec 20, 2017
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    Kaspersky LAB researchers have identified new, intriguing malware with multiple modules that have an almost endless number of malicious functions, from cryptomining to DDoS attacks ....
     
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