Unboxing a new smartphone is supposed to one of tech’s new joys. Removing the cellophane, slipping the top off the box, and powering on your pristine device. The boot logo spins in all its colorful glory while the phone prepares its fresh operating system. But what if it isn’t quite so squeaky clean? Under that

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Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified various apps and games in the Google Play store that have a secret function: they’re using your Android device’s processor to mine cryptocurrencies. Worried that your phone’s recent slowdown might be because it’s getting old? Well, hold that upgrade: it could be down to Android cryptojacking. Here’s what’s going

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In early 2015, visitors to the adult website xHamster saw a huge increase in malware, according to a report on the Malwarebytes blog. Over the 25th and 26th of January 2015, they saw a 1500% increase in malware infections from xHamster. Worse still, it’s still out there. What happened? What can you do if you’re

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A new type of malware is doing the rounds, and it has already infected 1 million Android devices. Dubbed Gooligan, this malware roots Android, giving the hackers full control of people’s devices. Anyone with an Android running Jelly Bean, KitKat, or Lollipop is currently at risk. As discovered by security firm Check Point Software Technologies,