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Is YOUR Fire Stick secretly mining bitcoin? Malware worm attacking Amazon's TV addons uncovered

A new crypto-mining virus has been worming its way into Amazon's Fire TVs and Fire Sticks, according to AFTVnews.

The malware, dubbed ADB.miner, attaches itself to devices that run the Android operating system as an app called 'Test' with the package name 'com.google.time.timer.'

And once it's installed, it starts using your device to mine cryptocurrency.

It's not currently known which apps contain the malware, but it can also spread to other Android-based devices.

Chances are many users' Fire TV and Fire Sticks won't be affected by the malware, as it requires that you have a developer feature turned on.

However, some users turn the feature on so that they can sideload apps onto their Android devices.

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