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latest malware can take over your Android smartphone

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Android malware is a serious problem that can cause you all kinds of trouble if you’re not paying attention to what you install on your device

We have updated Google Play Protect — our security services on all Android devices with Google Play — to detect and prevent the installation of these apps.
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Even apps that come from the Google Play store can sometimes contain malware, and researchers have discovered new tools that would allow hackers to take control of an Android device without the user even knowing it.
The user, meanwhile, would not suspect anything, and the malware would even be able to perform tasks with the screen turned off.
Hackers exploiting these vulnerabilities would be able to record everything you type on the phone, including passwords and private messages.

security services on all Android devices with Google Play

according to “We have updated Google Play Protect — our security services on all Android devices with Google Play — to detect and prevent the installation of these apps.
Android malware is a serious problem that can cause you all kinds of trouble if you’re not paying attention to what you install on your device.
Even apps that come from the Google Play store can sometimes contain malware, and researchers have discovered new tools that would allow hackers to take control of an Android device without the user even knowing it.
The user, meanwhile, would not suspect anything, and the malware would even be able to perform tasks with the screen turned off.
Hackers exploiting these vulnerabilities would be able to record everything you type on the phone, including passwords and private messages.
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We have updated Google Play Protect — our security services on all Android devices with Google Play — to detect and prevent the installation of these apps.
If an app is downloaded from Google’s Play Store, researchers claim, it is automatically granted the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission, aka “draw on top.”
The researchers claim they tested it on 20 human subjects, none of which had realized what was going on.
But a new type of attack, dubbed Cloak and Dagger, can basically take over your Android phone without your (conscious) help.
“A quick experiment shows that it is trivial to get such an app accepted on the Google Play Store,” the researchers claim.

 

 
 new phone

Rubin’s company, Essential, sent its first tweet on Thursday teasing the phone launch and then a follow-up tweet showing a silhouette of the device.
Enjoy the next few days while you can because when Tuesday rolls around, the world of phones and Android could be completely transformed.
pic.twitter.com/RjGLczdCgV — Andy Rubin (@Arubin) April 12, 2017Needless to say, as the guy who brought us Android, all eyes are on Rubin’s first real mobile hardware.
Before we try to make some sense of it, here’s the picture Essential shared:We heard you @renan_batista – here’s something to hold you over until next week: pic.twitter.com/QSIeXyjKNq — Essential (@essential) May 25, 2017It kinda looks like one of those fat antennas on an old Palm Treo.
There’s definitely a wave of interest for retro phones this year, but we doubt Rubin’s new phone is a blast back to the eyesore antenna days.

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