Like Android, it runs on a Linux kernel as well. Ironically, its also similar to Googles Chrome OS as it too runs a web-based environment atop Linux. Will hordes of Android owners rush to install Firefox OS apps on their Android phone? Not likely, but I dont see Mozillas effort here as way to try and accomplish that. Instead, the company is doing what it has always done: Championing open web standards to show off what they can offer both users and developers.
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Mutant Malware Threatens US Android Phones
What's more, little Svpeng has moved out of its home in Russia and is now infecting Android devices all over the world, including the United States. MORE: Best Android Antivirus Software 2014 Moscow-based security company Kaspersky Lab, which first detected Svpeng , says that just a few months after its discovery, the malware already showed new abilities. For example, Svpeng gained the ability to remain hidden on infected phones until users access certain mobile banking apps. Svpeng blocked those legitimate banking apps from opening, and instead launched a fake interface designed to look like the real app. Disguised as a banking app, Svpeng prompted users to enter their banking credentials, which were sent on to the criminals behind the malware. Svpeng also did something similar with the Google Play store. When a user with a Svpeng-infected phone tapped the Google Play app, Svpeng launched an overlay designed to look like an authentic part of the app, which asked users to "re-enter" credit-card numbers or other financial information.
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