Good day all you lucky BlackBerrians!
You all know why you are lucky, but the poor sheeple of iLaLaLand and Androidia don’t!
That’s maybe a little untrue, there is definitely one that knows after yesterday’s shenanigans…
It all started when a friend with, you guessed it, a Samdung, downloaded an app to help him play his game of choice on his Playstation, ‘Destiny’ the app in question promised to help him increase his player score, so he clicked the little tab, accepted that the app could have permission to EVERYTHING on his phone because, well, he had no choice actually and waited with phone in one hand and Playstation controller in the other to be greeted with…
He had a message saying he was to a very disturbing message!
Send us £100 or we will send pornographic photographs of children to everyone on your contacts list and the police.
Needless to say he freaked out!
Well, not wanting to see sheeple (or in this case a poor unfortunate Androidian – I really am far too kind you know) suffer I thought I’d best help. After a bit of research I found a cure to the ‘Cheshire Police Authority Virus Ukash scam (Also called Cheshire Constabulary virus)’ and it goes like this…
Manual Removal Step by Step On Android Phone (Samsung Galaxy S2,S3,S4,S5, LG, HTC, ZTE etc)
1.Press and hold the power button as you would to power down or reboot.
2.A menu will pop-up on your Android device. TAP and HOLD the “Power off” option.
3.A dialog should appear offering you to reboot your Android device to “Safe Mode”. When this happens, click on “OK” to enter “Safe Mode”.
4.If you have managed to select “Safe Mode”, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen.
5. Then uninstall the malicious app from your Android device and reboot your phone to make it effective.
It’s not just an Android hack, this has been attacking PC’S doing the same thing. Unfortunately your PC isn’t so easy to fix, a fresh OS install seems to be the only way (although I’d have thought if you disconnect from the Internet you could find and remove it that way, not that I’m willing to try!)
Well, with his Samdung fixed I guided him to his browser and the only Operating system that could possibly protect him from things like this in the future, I think he may have learned the hard way that…
What Reverend Grim Preaches is always right!
I also explained that yes, he might have been safer sticking to Google Play for the apps but that doesn’t mean that he is at all safe… especially after he said “I don’t understand how it happened, I have anti virus on my phone”
Sometimes I really wonder if people can hear me or are not just blinded by the carrier speak but deafened by it too!
Don’t think that I am trying to destroy the other ‘Smartphone’ manufacturers, some of the phones they make could be pretty good if they had a decent operating system, a secure one at least, I’m trying to make people see that there is only one one secure platform and it’s only available from the manufacturer that makes the only innovative phones that are hitting the market at present, that’s right, the only way is the BlackBerry way!
Start spreading the BlackBerry love (and security) @UTBblogs @CRAPPLEBASHING and all our awesome channels…
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And don’t forget the forum!
So until next time…
Reverend Grim is outta here!