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New world. Beware of fake Android update that spies on smartphones

New world. Beware of fake Android update that spies on smartphones

The malware hidden in the fake Android update allows the hackers who designed it to dig deep into your smartphone. (ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

This is a malicious malware hidden in a fake Android update. This new fraud code was discovered by a specialized company Zimbarium. If you download it, it will allow the hackers who designed it to dig deep into your smartphone, i.e. consult your web browsing history, retrieve Word, Excel or PDF documents, access and record your WhatsApp messages, and turn on your phone calls and camera. However, this program hides in an APK type file, which is a file that should be downloaded automatically outside the Google Play Store. So, in principle, there is no risk of inadvertently installing it.

In general, you should always be careful with your smartphone, do not download anything or forget to do security updates … but real! Precisely, Apple a few days ago, in a hurry, used a security update for the iPhone and iPad to fix a very serious flaw, which makes it easier to access dangerous, fake sites. Web, by phishing. It is very rare for the Apple brand to release emergency updates. IPhone and iPad owners are invited to quickly download this iOS update containing the number 14.4.2 (Settings / General / Software Update).

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