[BEWARE] 300 Apps at Risk From New Android Malware: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are Included | #tinder | #pof


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There is new Android malware that targets more than 300 different apps, mainly focusing on dating apps and social media apps. Techradar reported that although this the most complex and dangerous Android malware, it still leads to serious risks since it targets an extensive hit list of apps. 

(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @GeraMudit)
New Android Malware is Targeting 300 Apps: Dating and Social Apps are Mostly at Risk

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The researchers of security firm ThreatFabric, discovered the new Android Malware, BlackRock. This new malware is specifically designed to trick Android users into providing their personal, as well as financial data. It was explained that although BlackRock only has limited attributes, it is still capable of allowing hackers and cyber attackers to steal SMS messages, perform overlay attacks, deflect Android antivirus software, and lock the victim in the home screen.

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Compared to common banking Trojans, which usually target banking services exclusively, the new malware also focuses on a range of other popular apps, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Netflix, and dating apps Grinder and Tinder. It also manipulates an Android feature that companies use to define a device policy controller (DPC) to have unlimited access privileges. You can protect yourself from this dangerous Android malware by downloading antivirus apps. Here are some of the best Android antivirus app of 2020.

Norton Mobile Security

This antivirus apps provides innovative mobile protections on the app checking front. It offers wet apps for any possible privacy risks and an App Advisor, which is powered by Norton Mobile Insight. Norton Mobile Security allows you to block spam phone calls and WiFi security to notify you before you can connect to an insecure wireless network. Its anti-theft feature will automatically lock your device once it’s stolen, and even wipe all of your data.

New Android Malware is Targeting 300 Apps: Dating and Social Apps are Mostly at Risk

(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @jamesdull)
New Android Malware is Targeting 300 Apps: Dating and Social Apps are Mostly at Risk

Bitdefender Mobile Security

Bitdefender Mobile Security app also provides excellent protective services for your Android apps. It also has an anti-theft feature, as well as top-notch antivirus capabilities. It received full marks of 99% protection rate from the latest AV-test roundup and AV-Comparatives. Its other features include Cloud-based scanning, which needs an active internet connection, and clever tie-in with a smartwatch. 

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