Weekend tech reading: 'BadNews' malware found on Google Play

By Matthew · 5 replies
Apr 21, 2013
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  1. Lookout has discovered BadNews, a new malware family, in 32 apps across four different developer accounts in Google Play. According to Google Play statistics, the combined affected applications have been downloaded between 2,000,000 -- 9,000,000 times. We notified Google and...

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Another clone to Google Play Store is 1 Mobile Market works the same. I use Dr. Web pretty good for catching any pest on Android.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,994   +2,528

    OK, I'm going to cry BS on this one........

    While the article does state the is a weighting compensation, HDDs are still higher than "pre-flood stage". That, and the prices aren't terribly stable.

    For a while Newegg was using the 600GB WD SATA 3 Velociraptor as a football, dipping it as low as $99.95! Lately, they're calling it a bargain @ $169.95.....:eek:

    Because storage capacity per disc has increased so dramatically, the low, low, price per GB of the largest drives sweeps other pricing anomalies under the rug.

    I found a 320GB Seagate "Barracuda", that I bought God knows when. (but certainly within the last 3 years). I looked up the invoice and found it billed $34.95!. Haven't seen it for less that $50.00, (and usually more), since the waters receded.

    What I'm really surprised about is the DDR-3 is headed back up in price, and I've not seen nor heard, so much as a whimper about it.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Off the topic with the above has nothing to do with this Malware issue with Android Google Play Store.
  5. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    There are 11 articles.
    I built a computer for someone back in November and I put one of those 3tb Western Digital HDDs and I got it for $139. I don't think this is BS.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,994   +2,528

    I thought I was very specific in stating that the huge drop in per GB pricing is in the largest, multi-TB sector.

    I'm not totally sure if all of those models were even available pre-flood, With that said, even if they were, they were recently released, and the prices were natively inflated.

    I'm simply stating that the prices lower capacity drives haven't receded to pre-flood levels, and the prices on those and the "Velociraptor" series are being set a bit capriciously.

    The simple reason for that phenomenon is this; there is no market price pressure on smaller drives, as they are being replaced with SSD.

    Let's not call this a "tip", there "tipster", since the pun is so obvious. Instead, let's call it a "suggestion". Please don't try any impromptu moderation on my posts unless you've actually read the entire "Weekend Tech Reading" page.

    I made that "off topic leap" myself years ago. FWIW, I've come to consider it a rookie mistake,.

    Just for the record, I found the rest of the articles way more interesting the the Android issue. I don't, and won't own a smart phone Since I'm entirely out of that market segment, I simply don't care how many of them are infected, how bad someone is being ripped off for their data usage, how far you can drop one, etc., etc., etc.
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