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What are the dangers of a hacked mobile game?





jmraker
http://familyguyaddicts.com/2015/04/10/player-alert-do-not-get-scammed/
I was reading this and wondered...

Besides the "out of the game" dangers of a money transaction (Google doesn't have my card info to buy anything), can a hacked game do some collateral or financial damage besides getting you banned in the game?
What are some of the dangerous things a hacked mobile game (android or iOS) could do on a spare unactivated mobile phone (more of a tablet)? (Can't make calls, no personal info)

As I understand it, in android most apps run in a sandboxed environment where it can't really interact much with other programs and their files without permissions stated in the installer.

I've never tried any hacked games, I was looking and was cautiously pondering installing one though.

http://www.techworm.net/2015/03/9-year-old-ceo-warns-of-dangers-of-phone-hacking-demonstrates-how-its-done.html
rx9876
There will be plenty issues which stop you from using hacked applications.

First, the malwares could do more than we can imagine.

1. Master key vulnerability let hackers control over your device.

2. Some mailwares once installed they used to send messages to premium rate numbers in the background .

3. cryptocurrency miner, which uses infected devices to generate virtual currencies such as Litecoin or Bitcoin for the hackers.

4. Some might be silently tracking device location or audio or video to monitor the user

5. Some may steal personal data like files, contacts, photos and other private details

If you need more details on this topic, you could read these articles.
http://www.techverse.net/cracked-android-apps-games-beware-dangerous-virus-threats/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cracked-android-apps-and-games-read-this-before-downloading/
Marcuzzo
jmraker wrote:
As I understand it, in android most apps run in a sandboxed environment where it can't really interact much with other programs and their files without permissions stated in the installer.


if the phone is rooted then the sandbox is a joke.

common sense says: hacked application == hacked phone!
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