An Android System Update To Take Control of a smartphone, capable of spying your Smartphone

Google's monthly patches are supposed to keep Android safe from security attacks. As long as you are careful when downloading apps from outside of Google Play, keeping your smartphone safe is increasingly easy even if hackers try to spread dangerous viruses. However, many hackers today have taken advantage of these monthly Google security patches to take control of Android smartphones.

In particular, experts at security firm Zimperium have found a surprisingly sophisticated spyware impersonating an Android system update to take control of a user's entire Android smartphone after installed. Once installed through a bundled app outside of Google Play, the software hides itself using the same notification as a verified update from Google. When it works, it can view and upload messages, contacts, search history and bookmarks even track location, take pictures with the camera, record both phone calls and audio. of an infected Android smartphone.

" We're not talking about built-in system updates in smartphones that you use to update your software or check for the latest updates. Instead, we are currently looking at cockroach software. new messages are able to camouflage into application update system. the essence this facade of malware that users are hard to find and thought that this was an update to the default system of smartphones ", representing security firm Zimperium said.

It's important to note that this spyware was never available in Google Play, so most Android users don't have to worry about losing control of their Android smartphone if they don't have apps installed. and game outside. However, it's as useful a reminder as any to keep your smartphone up to date with verified security patches from Google and only download external APKs you trust - for example, from APK Mirror. You should not install any apps or games from unknown sources as malware can sneak into your smartphone.

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