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Are You Unknowingly Part of an Android Botnet?

Last week, Google announced the removal of around 300 Android apps found with malware that secretly hijacks your phone to participate in massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The takedown was a result of collaborative investigation by several security and technology companies who discovered the WireX Android botnet and the nefarious Android mobile apps responsible.In a written statement, Google said: “We identified approximately 300 apps associated with the issue, blocked them from the Play Store, and…

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