Urgent Android Warning: Millions Targeted By Nasty New Threat

Urgent Android Warning- Dubbed MaliBot, a dangerous new form of malware that can breach a phone’s security and acquire unimaginable access, is the subject of an urgent Android alert.

The issue, which was found by F5 Labs researchers, spreads via SMS text messages and is completely capable of stealing passwords, bank information, and access to cryptocurrency from Android smartphones. But that’s just the beginning of it.

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Urgent Android Warning:-

Malicious software is also able to capture whatever is on an Android display, read text messages, and bypass two-factor authentication (2FA).

The latter is a major worry because 2FA is designed to offer an additional layer of protection that safeguards accounts and should prevent hackers from obtaining access even if they know your login details.

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When 2FA is enabled, a special security code that serves as an alternate login will be texted to you. The new MailBot infection makes it feasible for cybercriminals to access this one-time pin code without your knowing, posing a major risk. It is practically impossible for them to do so.

There is one simple thing you can do with Android smartphone right now to protect yourself from this attack.

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Like previous threats, the MailBot malware is disseminated through unsolicited messages, in this case SMS texts. MailBot has attempted to send messages that direct users to phone websites where they are urged to click on a link.

Just be cautious of any texts you receive from unfamiliar individuals asking you to click on links or visit unfamiliar websites to help keep yourself safe from this serious malware menace.

Two malicious websites have been found propagating the malware, according to a report by ZDNet, one of which is a phoney website for a well-known bitcoin tracking tool with over a million download on the Play Store.

Once a cellphone has been compromised, MailBot can utilize the phone to send messages to more numbers, further spread the malware.

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