Watch Out For A Dangerous Mobile App

Watch Out For A Dangerous Mobile App

Watch Out For A Dangerous Mobile App

Watch Out For A Dangerous Mobile App

The Main Point

Watch out for a dangerous mobile app, because if you don’t, you may loose your phone. There is now a mobile app that pretends to install a system update on your phone, but it is actually downloading the virus. Many people have been fooled by this, so be careful downloading things onto your phone.

Everybody knows that there are some dangerous things that you don’t want to download onto your device. What most people don’t know, though, is that they can be very well hidden. Most of the time people won’t realize that anything is wrong, and if they do, it will already be too late. There is now a new app called system update, which claims to update your phone. Actually, it is the most advanced Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that we have seen.

Image Credit: Zimperium

What can this app do?

The amount of things that this app can do is crazy and scary. It was discovered by researchers at Zimperium, a mobile security firm. According to them, this app can do a ton of bad things. It doesn’t break your phone, but it does take basically all of your information. This RAT can get your GPS location, instant messenger messages and database files, call logs and phone contacts, WhatsApp messages and databases, pictures and videos, text messages and almost everything else on your phone. It can also wait for you to do an activity that it is interested in, such as a phone call. Then, it will record your entire call and all information about it, and finally delete its own activity so you don’t know what it was doing. Finally, it can turn on your mic, and take pictures and video with your camera. I am extremely scared for anyone that unknowingly downloaded this app.

Watch Out For A Dangerous Mobile App

How can you avoid downloading something like this?

There are many things that you can do to prevent downloading an app like this. First of all, Software Update was never on the Google Play Store. In order to download it, you had to go onto a third party store. One of the easiest ways to prevent accidentally downloading a virus is avoiding third party stores that aren’t safe. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any dangerous apps on the Google Play Store, though, because there probably are. If you want to be extra safe, do some research about an app before you download it, and limit the number of apps that you have downloaded. This should make it pretty close to impossible for you to accidentally download a virus. If you are extremely paranoid, though, you can also download a mobile antivirus, just to be sure that you are safe.

The Main Point

Watch out for a dangerous mobile app, because if you don’t, you may loose your phone. There is now a mobile app that pretends to install a system update on your phone, but it is actually downloading the virus. Many people have been fooled by this, so be careful downloading things onto your phone.