Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV virus detected!

Bloomsburg University's Network Services department has detected multiple threats from student enrolled Amazon Fire Sticks and Fire TVs. Those threats are currently being blocked by the MAC address to prevent further infections to other enrolled devices on the campus network.

Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick MAC address:

From the Fire TV or Fire Stick home screen scroll to "Settings" then from the right side srroll to "System" then scroll to "Network". You will see you MAC address listed

Or From the Home screen, press Menu. Select Settings. You should see the Wi-Fi MAC Address located in the Device Info section.

Enrolled Devices currently being blocked


Since the nature of this android virus (ADB Miner) comes from 3rd party apps not sanctioned by Amazon, there currently is no fix. Check back here for any changes.

Known Apps that casue this infection are: TerrariumTV and KODI. Also, if you "jailbreaked" your device you're at extreme risk due to the nature of how ADB Miner spreads itself.

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