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Malicious software on Android could steal bank details

If you are one of those who uses your cell phone to do all kinds of tasks, including purchases or bank transfers, we have bad news for you since a new malware was recently discovered on Android, which can steal your bank details.

There are several ways in which this and other programs can access your data on Android, which is not new; An example of this is xHelper, which even if you restore the factory settings of your phone you will not be able to delete it. What is certain is that this new malware was discovered on January 7.

Malware steals your bank details. Photo: Pixabay

So far it is not known whether this new current banking malware on Android such as Cerberus and Anubis Bankbot, although everything indicates that it is a new family.

How does it work?

When the user opens this application on their phone, this Android malware takes advantage of the permissions that the user grants and installs a service which allows them to access and is notified about all the accesses that the user has.

In this way you receive the information and if you open a banking application, you have access to all this data, allowing you to even have a web preview, which simulates the login of a bank account.

How can you protect yourself?

The first thing you should know is that this malware is distributed through fake web pages, which can appear as updates to a media player. The recommendation is not to install applications that do not come from Google Play.

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