Android differs from both iOS and Windows Phone in one crucial aspect and that is the freedom that comes with it. Users and developers have more freedom while using or designing apps for Android than they do in either one of the other operating systems. But unfortunately, that much freedom given to developers also opens many doors for hackers and cyber criminals.
A mobile security company by the name of Bluebox Labs recently detected a new sort of virus that has the ability to potentially take over your whole phone and all your sensitive information without you even noticing it. This ‘Fake ID’ malware makes Trojan apps seem as being published by trusted sources after which the cyber criminals can take control of all the information in your phone if they want.
How it Works
Hackers have designed the malware to make their harmful application to impersonate those that have been recognized as trusted ones. When these apps enter one’s phone, the Fake ID malware inserts codes into other applications which make their security mechanisms to fail, allowing the hackers to access all user data that a certain app contains.
The Remedy by Google
Google claims that they have fixed the security loophole that caused the Fake ID to work. Bluebox engineers found that the malware existed in the Android ecosystem since 2010, from Android 2.1.
Google has put its users at peace by saying that they have issued a patch to fix the problem, but the users of Android 2.1 to 4.4 may still be affected by the virus. Google has also released a generic coding fix that will help solve the problem.
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