“OMFG!!! I’ve Been Hacked!?$?!”
I received that text from my GF last week, and all hell broke loose – literally and figuratively. My GF, who is a regularly relapsing Smartphone addict, has this habit of using her Samsung Galaxy for EVERYTHING – surfing, emails, texts, cloud, pics, financial info, social security numbers (parents, her, and mine), credit cards, etc… I don’t remember ever seeing her using an actual Computer – like a laptop or a desktop. So obviously, while surfing one of those shady-amazon-discount-coupon sites, her phone got jacked by a malware, which downloaded itself onto her phone. Thankfully, given the way the Android OS is designed, externals APKs require the explicit authorization of the user in order to begin installation. She wasn’t aware of this and freaked the fuck out.