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Submission + - Malware-Filled Fake Super Mario Run Apps Take Advantage Of Android Absence

Mickeycaskill writes: Nintendo's Super Mario Run was downloaded more than 40 million times in the first four days it was available. But an Android version has yet to materialise.

An official release is on the way, but cybercriminals are taking advantage of this vacuum by spreading malicious apps masquerading as the real thing.

The "Android Marcher trojan" appears as a fake landing page advertising the release of the game, where it can be downloaded onto users' devices. It then targets financial and banking apps and can modify your settings and read your contacts.

The popularity of Pokemon GO last year saw similar scams emerge as users waited for the game

Comment No Man's Sky (Score 2) 99

I find it particularly confusing how a game rated "Mostly Negative" still had the highest sales revenue. At first I thought it was based on sales and didn't include refunds.. but apparently it's based on revenue, which should include refunds.

At some point I read Steam stopped giving refunds on it, so perhaps there were a large populous that maybe didn't read the reviews before purchasing it.. or actually enjoyed the limited gameplay.

Comment That's easy.. (Score 1) 315

Which Windows Laptop Could Replace a MacBook Pro?

Ooo Ooo.. let me try this one! Ok, let's see.. which Windows Laptops run MacOS?

Seriously though, people looking for a MacOS experience are generally looking to maintain that, so looking at Windows laptops don't even come close to fulfilling that requirement.

Comment Don't spoil it [for us] - Devs (Score 4, Informative) 134

There's been plenty of streaming of No Man's Sky on Twitch, in fact I watched 3 hours of it tonight on Steam.

After said three hours I feel the devs are more concerned with people cancelling their pre-orders than they are with people spoiling it for themselves.

Oh look, it's another planet that looks the same, but blue'ish grey instead of with more chicken looking critters with horns, but these ones have 3 three legs instead of 4.

Yes, I did cancel my pre-order after watching said 3 hours.

Comment Thought they were already owned b Oracle. (Score 3, Informative) 32

When we bought into NetSuite 8 years back, we were told they were owned by Oracle.

I wonder if they got sold, and then now being bought back.

Honestly though, NetSuite's service has been getting worse and worse every update. For the price they charge (not to mention nickle and dime you for most feature), who could not think they were already owned by Oracle.

Comment Trump will succeed because... (Score 5, Interesting) 413

In my opinion, Trump will succeed not because of his political prowess, but because of who he resonates with.

People are tired of the elite ruling, making decisions based on cronyism and who lines their pockets. Trump isn't afraid to call them out.

The elite don't seem to understand that the non-elite vastly outnumber them, and are tired of their voices no being heard or making a difference.

Will Trump being president be a disaster, probably.. but at least it would shake things up and make the elite take notice how easily they can be replaced by the unsatisfied masses when the option presents itself.

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