Here’s how malicious Android apps are sneaking malware onto your phone

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If you’ve ever wondered why those pesky pop-ups are showing up on your Android phone, you may be shocked to learn that it could be infected with malware — and it might have came through the official Google Play Store.

As Bleeping Computer points out in a new report, malicious app developers have been using a surprisingly successful trick to sneak malware into the Google Play Store, and ultimately onto your phone. The method is performed using something called “droppers,” which is a type of code hidden deep within an app that attacks a device with malware in multiple stages. 

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Here’s how malicious Android apps are sneaking malware onto your phone

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If you’ve ever wondered why those pesky pop-ups are showing up on your Android phone, you may be shocked to learn that it could be infected with malware — and it might have came through the official Google Play Store.

As Bleeping Computer points out in a new report, malicious app developers have been using a surprisingly successful trick to sneak malware into the Google Play Store, and ultimately onto your phone. The method is performed using something called “droppers,” which is a type of code hidden deep within an app that attacks a device with malware in multiple stages. 

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Best 4K smart TV deals this weekend: Find sales on Sony, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and much more

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Just in time for the weekend! We’ve rounded up the best and brightest deals and sales on HD and 4K TVs of various sizes from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and the Samsung store. If you’re in the market for a new TV, we’ve got deals for you on the top name brands, such as Sony, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and much more.

If you’re looking for a TV for a guest room, or in the kitchen, Sceptre has a 32-Inch HD TV with a built-in DVD player for an impressive $129.99. 

If you want something bigger, Samsung has a 49-inch QLED 4K TV for only $799.99, while the South Korean company also has a 55-inch 4K ultra HD smart TV for the low price of $597.99. The smart TV features Samsung’s Universal Guide that brings your favorite movies, TV shows, and music from multiple devices and apps like Netflix, Google Play Movies and TV, and Spotify together in just one menu, so you don’t have to keep “hunting and pecking” across a number of streaming services for the latest episodes of The Big Bang Theory anymore. Read more…

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Here's why you couldn't buy anything for the first few hours of Amazon Prime Day

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Prime Day was a success by almost all accounts with over 100 million products sold, but there were overshadowing site issues as well.

Many users reported seeing the errors, including Amazon’s dog-filled error page, and thanks to CNBC we now have some insight as to why. According to internal documents, Amazon failed in having enough servers to handle all the customers. Within the first few minutes after things kicked off on 3 p.m. Eastern Time on July 16, many customers started seeing problems.

Per the report, an “auto-scaling” feature was supposed to kick in when demand from customers got too high. This didn’t happen, which resulted in teams at the company manually adding and deploying servers. CNBC notes that Amazon’s proprietary request server, Sable, which provides “computation and storage services,” was the primary cause of the breakdown. Read more…

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How a friendly chatbot can help customers love your site

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Nobody likes forms. Not tax forms, not medical forms, and certainly not website forms. Yet many websites are riddled with them, demanding that the customer devote time and effort to filling them out before getting in touch or making a purchase. This isn’t just bad customer service, it’s also a direct barrier to conversion and a huge marketing no-no.

Quriobot turns this online roadblock into an opportunity to surprise and delight everyone who visits your site. There’s no need to spend a fortune to leverage chatbot functionality, though. A lifetime Quriobot subscription is just $59.99 when you buy it here. Read more…

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After a CEO shuffle, Nest is in a much better place within Google

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Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz announced this week that he’s leaving his post at the helm of the Google-owned smart home company and moving into an advisory role. This is a move in the right direction for Nest customers and the smart-home space in general.

The decision comes only five months after Nest formally rejoined Google after spending three years as an independent subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. The reorganization has tremendous implications for Google’s future, and it means the Nest team will work more closely with Google’s hardware group, potentially leading to better integrations with other products from the tech giant. Read more…

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