Targeting Android phones: You have to delete these apps immediately

Targeting Android phones: You have to delete these apps immediately

Fraudsters keep trying to infect Android smartphones and make a profit from them. This time attackers succeeded in bringing apps infected with Abstractemu malware into the stores. Some of the applications were downloaded more than 10,000 times. So you should check whether you have installed the apps and definitely delete them.

Android malware Abstractemu can completely take over smartphones

It happened again. Security researchers have discovered Android malware called Abstractemu that made it into Google's app store and simply bypassed the security mechanisms. Only when the discoverers informed Google about the vulnerability were the apps deleted immediately. Since some of the applications have reached high download rates, you should see whether you have the following apps on your smartphone and delete them immediately:

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The trick was that the Android apps basically did what the developer promised. As a result, the users do not even notice it. In the background, however, the smartphone is rooted and the attacker gains full access to the Android operating system . This allows changes to be made or other malware installed.

So delete the Android apps immediately if you have used them, in the best case also reset the smartphone to undo the root access and then change all passwords. A few months ago, Huawei phones were targeted.

How to protect yourself against malware, we show you in the video :

Apps still available in the Amazon App Store and in the Samsung Galaxy Store

Google reacted immediately and uninstalled the infected Android apps, but according to BleepingComputer, the infected applications are still available from Amazon and Samsung in the app stores. So make sure that you don't install the apps under any circumstances .

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