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Android users, beware: Simple wallpaper apps found to secretly mine bitcoin


Not long ago it was discovered that a couple of Google Play Store Android applications that were downloaded anywhere from one million to five million times had malicious code that covertly turned Android devices into silent Bitcoin miners. The malware managed to bypass Google’s Play Store security, but they were not the only ones to include digital currency mining capabilities. A new report from security firm Lookout reveals that at least five other applications from Google’s app store can also turn Android smartphones and tablets into miners. Called BadLepricon, the malware masquerades as a wallpaper app that hijacks the user’s device in certain conditions. The app works as a wallpaper app, but it also silently checks battery level, connectivity and

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