Monthly Archives: May 2017

36.5 million Android devices worldwide have been infected ‘Judy’

Detiknet – Checkpoint security research firm identified the existence of a new type of malware that infects Android devices.

Known as ‘Judy’, this malware is embedded in some apps available on the Google Play Store. The contents are ad-ware auto clicking.

The results of the Checkpoint study showed that about 36.5 million Android devices worldwide have been infected with this malware. That is, Judy could be the most widespread malware ever touched the official Android app store.

So far, the exact number of infected users remains unconfirmed. However Checkpoint warned, this time malware is in some applications that have been available for years in the Google Play Store.

Quoted from the Trusted Review, Tuesday (5/30/2017), Judy found in 41 applications developed by Korean companies. Some people may consider trivial malware containing ads that can automatically click on their own.

After all, the name of malware will still harm. Mentioned Checkpoint, Judy generated a fake click on an ad. The number of clicks generates profit for the culprit.

This malware inserts the connection from the user’s phone to the app store. That is, when a user downloads an app, Judy secretly connects it to a ‘standby’ receiver in connection to a C & C server, which will reply with a malicious charge.

Google reportedly has removed the allegedly infected application, by removing a number of fashion and game games that contain the name Judy.

“The oldest application infected with malware was last updated in April 2016. This means that this malware hiding long enough in the Play Store and not detected,” said Checkpoint.

Korean publisher is accused of being responsible for infecting a number of applications by this malware. But another report mentions, there are also some publishers who release applications with Judy malware in it.

Not yet known how the application contains this Judy malware can pass the screening process of Google Play Store. But Checkpoint has an explanation of this.

“Hackers can smartly hide the real purpose of their application, or even manipulate users to give a positive rating for some cases that are difficult to explain,” he explained.

KONAMI turn on PES2017 on Android and iOS

TOKYO – Konami has just released a new title for a PES franchise called ‘PES2017 Pro Evolution Soccer’. Konami’s new game promises a full football experience for Android and iOS users.

‘PES2017 Pro Evolution Soccer’ is supported by various gameplay features such as the player’s natural movements, precision passing, and well-thought-out tactics for every game.

In addition, this game comes with better optimized controlling action. The control can be activated via ‘Advanced’ control. However, players who prefer the classic control scheme can choose it.

Konami’s game allows players to search and recruit well-known soccer players from the best teams in Europe, South America and Asia. In addition, you can also spend players through Scouts, Agents or the Scout Auction, but make sure you get the info correctly and select the best player to fit your tactics.

‘PES2017 Pro Evolution Soccer’ is a free to play game, but in this game there are also in-app purchases. In addition, the title of this game also requires a stable internet connection at any time because this is an online game.

Drone Under the Sea

Drone development is now increasingly sophisticated. Not only the action in the air, there are even drones that are created to act under the sea, like this one drone.

Named BIKI, an artificial drone company from China, Robosea can be a friend for the traveler who is fond of photographing and enjoying the beauty of the underwater. The shape is also unique, which is made to resemble a fish.

If seen while swimming in the ocean maybe the traveler thinks this is a real fish. When viewed closely, this is not a real fish but a bionic fish robot that is used as an underwater drone.

Drone BIKI is claimed to be the world’s first bionic underwater drone. Looking at the new innovation product funding site, Kickstarter, Thursday (5/25/2017), BIKI helps the traveler to take pictures under the sea more freely.

Turn on BIKI, put in the water and the traveler can manage the movements with easy to use remote control. No need to install waterproof casing first as underwater camera in general.

BIKI is also designed to be able to regulate balance and avoid objects that block their path. Movement is also nimble like a real fish, with a tail that move while swimming.

The ability to record images no doubt. BIKI equipped with 150 degrees wide angle lens, can record 4K video, 32 GB internal memory and battery that can last up to about 2 hours.

BIKI can swim and record images to a depth of 59 meters. Swim too fast, so you can diving with BIKI and capture the exciting moments and natural beauty under the sea.

Traveler who want to try to use BIKI must be patient because it has not been mass produced. Still opened pre-order on the Kickstarter website with prices starting from USD 549