Watch out if you have an Android phone. It can be easily hacked

Watch out if you have an Android phone. It can be easily hacked

Some experts state that it is one of the biggest threats ever and it looks like that they are right as the virus can affect nearly 95% of all Android devices that are used today.

The recent threat to phones on this popular OS is spreading in a message with the picture.

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Some experts state that it is one of the biggest threats ever and it looks like that they are right as the virus can affect nearly 95% of all Android devices that are used today.

When the message reaches Android it starts analyzing it before you even take a look at it and if the message contains some media files, like pictures or audio files, the OS automatically processes them. And if the virus is masked in the media file, it can start infecting the system at once.

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A similar type of attack was attempted earlier on Apple devices. That threat could freeze the device or push it to the reboot. In comparison with Android’s threat, this attack more looks like a joke as the message threat can give a full access to the phone to some villain. For example, one can use the camera or a microphone, to get private information about the user. The problem is present practically on every Android device in the world, no matter if it’s running on Froyo or on KitKat.

Google said that they had known about the problem earlier and even created a special patch for users which can be installed in order to fix the issue. But still it’s not widely spread among the users.

And did you get your security patch?

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