Android Users Face Malware Issues Through Hacked Websites

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Android users are facing another malware issue as downloaded applications and updates from some compromised hacked websites contain a new Android Trojan which is dubbed “Non Compatible”. It is being spread across the internet as a result of which it is becoming a big issue for Android users who are fond of downloading new applications and updates for their OS.

Keeping in mind that this issue has just been initiated and is not a major issue at the moment, this is the first time Web sites are being used to spread malware in cellular devices and this can become viral if not dealt with properly. On top of that, “Lookout” has claimed that this new malware can be used to hack private networks through an infected Android device and automatically initiate downloading of applications through compromised internet Web sites through the phone.

Quite clearly, users cannot identify whether a website is hacked or not despite the fact that those websites might be some of the most reliable and profound websites for applications. Such malware can dent the information a user has saved in their smart phone and can cause a lot of issues for the user in recovering the data. Data can permanently be lost as well as a result of which, it is necessary for the user to be extra vigilant and prepared before such a problem arises.

Anti-viruses and firewalls have proved to be useless when it comes to fighting against new Trojans or malware. However, Spyware software can be used to keep track and find out whether malware has entered a user’s smart phone or not as the application keeps track of all the cellular activities for the user and even networking activities can be detected.

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As the malware starts running networking processes by itself to download further Trojans, the application can let the user know if the cell phone is running processes itself as a result of which, the user can safeguard their data before time and probably fix this problem as well.

Since the malware accesses private networks, IT administrators cannot keep track of this problem and this malware according to Lookout can also be used to access “normally protected information or systems”.

Luckily, the number of hits nowadays on compromised or hacked websites is not as much as it usually is and since malware initiates only when it is installed, Lookout has claimed that this malware can grow to be a problem but currently, it is not going to make much of an impact on Android users.

Either way such issues come to the fore every now and then and it is essential for users to keep their data safe at all times and expect the unexpected. In the end protection is not as easy as it sounds but keeping a check is definitely possible. By keeping a check on the cellular activities of a cell phone, the user can at least identify the problem and resolve it beforehand. Spyware apps give the user the leverage to keep a check on their applications.


About the Author: Andrew Paul has been in the business of providing quality information on Android Phone Tracking. His main experties lies within the spectrum of Android Spy Software which are making waves in the techology world today..

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  1. Thallia says:

    Well this should be spread so people will be aware with this information.. I think this can be helpful to them as well..

  2. Ella says:

    Informative post. Well this should be spread so people will be aware with this information.. I think this can be helpful to them as well. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Peter Lee from computer blog

    I guess the best is to download apps only from Google Play, that should be safe. Right?
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  4. erwin says:

    Nice post, I think Google must do something to prevent or improve the security issue on their smart phone and as users we must carefully when go surfing in the web. at last I enjoy this post, thanks for sharing this good information.
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  5. Mason says:

    Avast has a free anti-malware app for phones. I have Avast for my computer and love it, so people might want to check out the mobile version if they are concerned about security on their phones.

  6. Max Dillon says:

    All I can say is it’s a good thing you have posted this up to warn all the people who could be a victim, I am totally fed up of all these new viruses going around just a couple of weeks I go I recovered from the Google Redirect Virus and then had one on my Asus Transformer Android tablet..seriously it’s a huge mess.
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