Hackers can easily steal usernames, passwords, browsing history sites and personal user data. The victims may be the most phone owners. Experts explained how to defend against cyber attacks, and not catch the virus in the future.
Expert security company Positive Technologies Security Sergey Toshin story that Android has found a new vulnerability to viruses. It allows hackers to steal the majority of owners of Android-smartphones personal information, logins and passwords, and browsing history of sites. Security problem is called CVE-2019-5765, and was corrected by an American Corporation Google in January. However, the majority of smartphones have not received the security update smartphone.
Expert says that to access the smartphone hacker would have to install on the smartphone of the victim program with a virus. Alternatively, download a malicious file to the device and allows the popular Google Play. In the app store have the opportunity to test the program without installation, and if there is malicious code, the virus is downloaded to your smartphone automatically.
The file runs hidden in the background, collecting personal information, usernames and passwords of the user.
According to experts, the security issue found in various versions of Android, even the old ones. To improve the security of the smartphone, users simply update the app, namely Google Chrome and Android WebView. Otherwise, attackers can steal not only your browsing history Internet sites on a smartphone, but can steal your important usernames and passwords, including information for Internet banking.
Experts warn that the owners of most smartphones is in danger and a new threat may lead to extortion, fraud or even theft of money from the card user.
Whatever it was, but for getting on the smartphone virus is often responsible by the users themselves. Experts explained that before the installation of a suspicious application is to study the reviews of others, not to visit suspicious resources, don’t install third party APK files and so on. At hit of a virus on a smartphone is important to remain calm, not to send the extortion money and understand that the malware can simply be deleted by using the antivirus.