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

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




Malware hidden in a bogus Android update allows hackers who designed it to dig deep into your smartphone. (ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

This is rather pernicious malware hiding in a bogus Android update. This new fraudulent code was discovered by the specialized company Zimperium. If you download it, this program allows the hackers who designed it to dig deep into your smartphone, that is to say to consult the history of your Internet browsing, to recover Word, Excel or PDF documents. , access your WhatsApp messages and even record your phone calls and activate the camera. However, this program hides in an APK type file, that is, a file that must be downloaded voluntarily, outside of the Google Play Store. So, in principle, there is no risk of installing it inadvertently.

In general, you should always be careful with your smartphone and not download anything or forget to make security updates … but the real ones! Precisely, Apple deployed a few days ago, urgently, a security update for iPhone and iPad to correct a potentially quite serious flaw, risking, it seems, to facilitate access to fake sites. Web, by phishing. It is quite rare for the apple brand to release emergency updates. IPhone and iPad owners are invited to quickly download this iOS update which bears the number 14.4.2 (Settings / General / Software update).

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