In the past, disguised malware was available for download from the Google Play Store. The new malware affects Android users who communicate via WhatsApp
MUNICH – When a short message poses a security risk to your private data … An application accesses the Google Play Store and its sole function is to download malware to users’ cell phones. Security researcher Search the checkpoint I mentioned the “FlixOnline” app last Wednesday. Disguised as a harmless app, the app responds to incoming messages WhatsApp messages And this is how malware spreads.
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WhatsApp Infected With Malware – Security experts surprised
It’s where “new and innovative” malware experts continue to reproduce Search the checkpoint Write it down. But why should you download the app to your phone? The fake app announced that it could access content from the popular Netflix streaming provider all over the world. An excuse to push Android users to download malware. Particularly dark: The malware app used the official logo of the broadcast provider. In fact, the app monitors the WhatsApp user * It sends automatic replies to messages that reach the user. A “one-off” scam spreading malware, according to security experts at Search the checkpoint To know.
With the help of a specific program, the app sends a link to a file WhatsApp message senderWhich aims to attract potential victims through the Netflix program. Fake reports, threats, or confidential data are spread out loud Search the checkpoint Possible through this network.
Google Play Store: The dangerous fake app has been available for two months
As security experts on Search the checkpoint In writing, the fake app was released for download on the Google Play Store for two months before it was banned. Not Google, but Checkpoint Research has noticed the fraudulent application. Up to this point, about 500 users have downloaded the malware application on their cell phones, notes Search the checkpoint One.
If Android users download the “FlixOnline” app, technology experts recommend that you delete the app immediately. Passwords must also be changed. (dry)
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