Agent Smith vs Android

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Agent Smith vs Android

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https://research.checkpoint.com/agent-s ... e-malware/
Check Point Researchers recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware that quietly infected around 25 million devices, while the user remains completely unaware. Disguised as Google related app, the core part of malware exploits various known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps on the device with malicious versions without the user’s interaction. This unique on-device, just-in-time (JIT) approach inspired researchers to dub this malware as “Agent Smith”.

“Agent Smith” currently uses its broad access to the device’s resources to show fraudulent ads for financial gain. This activity resembles previous campaigns such as Gooligan, HummingBad and CopyCat. The primary targets, so far, are based in India though other Asian countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh are also affected.
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How to avoid that problem entirely:
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I have one like this, the last and most modern of the 500 phones.

Touch tone and fully modular.
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Another solution: Don't download fucking apps! I've never downloaded a single app onto my android. I use it to send and receive texts and phone calls AND THAT'S IT!!! I don't spend my time staring at my phone like every fucking idiot around me!
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The only app I've put on my Android based phone is a note pad like thingy so's I can remember why I went to the store and for what because I'm old and stupid now and can't keep more than 2 things in my tiny Earth mind at a time.

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sparks wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:33 pm
The only app I've put on my Android based phone is a note pad like thingy ...
Oh look! Rabbits!!
App for 500 phone. :P

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Doesn't look like that, but it serves to remember what I went to the store for...:)
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