Some technical experts issued a warning about a spyware program that can penetrate phones running the “Android” system and access a number of important data, according to “Sky News”.
The spy program that was discovered can record calls and steal numbers and data, as well as read messages, according to the company “ESET” specialized in cybersecurity.
This spy program is known as “Android / SpyC23.A”, and it is communicated to target phones through fake applications. These applications deceive users by disguising themselves in the form of known applications in order to successfully penetrate devices.
A researcher at the Slovak company, Lucas Stefanko, said that experts had discovered a fake app store that was spreading the malicious program.
As the expert explained, this program does things that cause concern when it succeeds in penetration, because it can take pictures, record audio, delete files, and possibly screen capture.
Tips to avoid spyware risks
In order to avoid these risks, experts advise to only download applications from the official Google store, which is “Play Store”. Stefanco also indicated that resorting to this official and reliable store is capable of protecting the user from becoming a victim of piracy.
And he advised smart phone users to take caution and carefully scrutinize the source of the application and other details of use, so as not to fall into the trap of espionage.
An application that steals your data hidden in the Corona map
This was not the first application, as security researchers reported earlier this year,a map“ A fake showing the spread of the new Coronavirus, as a malicious application trying to steal users’ data is disguised in this map.
When you download this application, it allows online fraudsters to find your location and the possibility of stealing your data and possibly spying on you through the camera, according to the British newspaper “The Sun”.
The aforementioned application is available on Android phones, and can be downloaded via “Google Play” and has the name “corona live 1.1”.
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