Good morning guys… We are back again with a wonderful tech news and today it is on Cybersecurity and how to keep yourself safe from hackers and other forms of Cyberthreats Researchers have recently discovered over 10 malicious apps which have been found to infect Smartphones with Malware.
These malicious apps sign up users to Premium rate Subscriptions without their permissions.
In this article we’ll look at the types of Malwares discovered and how to keep yourself safe from Malicious apps and softwares Researchers from Check Point found 11 dangerous pieces of software disguised as ordinary apps including a flower wallpapers app, an alarm app, a memory game, a file-recovery app, and several apps that offer cheery messages or relaxation.
All these apps contained a type of Malware called “Joker” which is among the most prominent types of Malware affecting Phones running on the Android OS Check Point researchers further explained: “Joker, one of the most prominent types of malware for Android, keeps finding its way into Google ’s official application market as a result of little changes to its code, which empowers it to move beyond the Play store’s security and reviewing boundaries.
This time, in any case, the vindictive on-screen character behind Joker embraced an old strategy from the traditional PC danger scene and utilized it in the portable application world to stay away from location by Google.”
According to Researchers, Joker Malware hid itself in Legitimate and harmless applications and installed additional Malware into devices of unsuspecting users.
Once installed the Malware goes ahead to register users for Premium Services without their Knowledge and Consent.
The 11 dangerous apps
- Corrective Steps
If you are a victim of this Malware attack then take the following steps.
Uninstall the infected application from the device Check your versatile and Mastercard bills to check whether you have been pursued any memberships and withdraw if conceivable Install a security solution(Antivirus) to prevent future infections install Apps only from Google Play Store and avoid installing apps from 3rd Party sites Carry out periodic Scans on your Phone to discover and clear out vulnerability and Viruses.
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