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When Kristie Green, owner of North Star Scaffolding, saw a traffic infringement notice email come through on the computer she uses to run her small business, she didn’t even think twice about clicking it. The computer instantly froze up and then a message appeared on the screen informing her the device has been hijacked and that she needed to pay a $900 ransom to gain access to all her files again. Kristie had been hit by a cryptovirus.
Google’s Translate has added support for an additional 20 languages to its repository, meaning it can now do real-time, data-connection-free translation of just about anything you see.
There’s yet another Android flaw to contend with following the Stagefright Bug. This one can totally brick an Android phone, and as yet, there’s no fix.