New Virus Targeting Android Mobile Devices Can Melt Your Phone

December 20, 2017

There is a new virus, called Loapi, gaining traction around the world that is targeting android-based mobile devices.  The purpose of the device seems to be to use a phones’ processing power and internet connection to mine for bitcoins.  The problem is that the constant processing power can overwhelm the phone and actually cause the device to to melt.

In this short video, Nick Espinosa, Chief Security Fanatic from Security Fanatics, explains the issue, recommends anti-virus software for your mobile devices and updating your device software as soon as possible.

For an in-depth read on the Loapi virus, read this recent article from Newsweek.  In the video, Nick also recommends the anti-virus software, Bitdefender.

Nick Espinosa will be a featured speaker at the MCAA18 in San Antonio.  To learn more about his presentation, visit the MCAA18 website.

I’ve thanked the terrific MCAA staff. Now I want to thank all the terrific MCAA members (many of whom brought their families to Phoenix) for supporting MCAA by attending our convention. I sincerely hope everyone had a great time at #MCAA19.

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