New Virus Targeting Android Mobile Devices Can Melt Your Phone

December 20, 2017
Nick Espinosa, Chief Security Fanatic from Security Fanatics, talks about a new virus making its way around the world targeting android based mobile devices. Nick is a featured speaker at MCAA18 in San Antonio.

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.

Related Articles
In the third webinar of this series, our panelists discuss ways to prepare staff to work remotely, what work can be prioritized to be done remotely and how to utilize fabrication space safely to keep projects progressing.…
Letsos Company and CFI Mechanical, both of Houston, TX, used Uponor PEX for two high school plumbing projects to save money for the school district while also realizing faster installation and cost savings over traditional approaches. CFI Mechanical estimated a 30-percent savings in cost and labor resulting from using smaller PEX piping (1" and below).…
After winning a renovation project to transform the Waikiki Trade Center into a 230-room contemporary Hyatt Centric hotel, the Dorvin D. Leis Company, Inc. (DDL), Hawaii’s largest mechanical contractor, decided to ditch the string and tape for the Trimble RPT600 paired with Trimble Field Link software. The cutting-edge technology helped DDL save time, increase productivity, and bring a constructible process from the office to the field and back again.…
Milwaukee Tools has recently focused their product development on a new set of heavy equipment systems focusing on trade concerns.…
Load More...