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These laws are ordained to help us in our difficulties. No person, no matter how large the injury or injustice they incur, may use the Art in any way to do evil or harm anyone. But they may use the Art, after great consultation with the elders
and fellow coveners, to keep the Christians and their tools from harming anyone -- but only to constrain them. To this end, some day men will say "That man says he is a mighty persecutor of Witches, but all we ever see him torture are old women -- we cannot see that
they have hurt anyone, and if they are all such powerful Witches, why has he not been harmed?" They will see him as the evil person he is, regardless of his professed beliefs. We know that too many people have died because someone had a grudge against them, or were persecuted
because another wanted their wealth or because they were too poor to bribe the witch-hunters. And many have died only for being old women -- so many that most men now seem to believe that only old women are Witches. This is to our advantage, for it turns many suspicious eyes away from us;
but we mourn deeply for the old women. Still, in England and Scotland, it has been hundreds of years since a Witch "died the death"; be vigilant, for the misuse of our power might begin the persecutions again. Never break this law, no matter how much you are tempted. Never consent to the
breaking of this law: even a High Priestess who merely consents to the breaking of this law must be deposed immediately, for it is the blood of all the Witches that she endangers. DO ONLY GOOD, and then only when it is safe to do anything at all.

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The trend of using adult-themed Android apps to deliver malware is ramping up, as Zscaler security researchers are warning about two new such threats that have recently appeared on the market, both with low detection rates on virus scanning systems like VirusTotal.

Zscaler previously uncovered two similar threats using pornography-themed apps that infected users with ransomware. One of them changed the device's lock PIN with a random number while the other intimidated victims by taking their picture and using the photo inside the ransom note.

These two newer threats are less dangerous, being only a simple SMS trojan and an information stealer, but both can cause major damage in the hands of a skilled malicious actor. Both threats rely on users installing apps from unofficial app stores.


The first of them is an app that disguises itself as a video player for adult movies (com.uryioen.lkhgonsd) but secretly installs a trojan.

This trojan collects information about the device, sends it to a remote C&C server, and waits to receive a telephone number and the content it needs to send to that number as an SMS.

These are affiliate and marketing campaigns, where hackers get rewarded based on the number of SMS messages sent to that particular number.

While the trojan does not steal personal data, like contacts and photos, infected users can suffer serious financial losses.


The second new threat Zscaler researchers detected is an information stealer that uses scareware tactics and a fake ransomware message. This new virus hides as a video player for adult content (com.gi.to), but when opened, it shows a ransom message overlaid on the entire screen.


 

 

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