Malware is the order of the day. Be careful with the pages we visit or the files that we download, as they could infect our device and hurt us a lot. Now there are reports of cases of the Police virus attacking Android. The familiar PC malware is beginning to be seen on devices with the Google operating system.
Day after day we have to deal with hackers, viruses, malware, etc. One way or another we have to be careful because the web is full of harmful elements that can contaminate our device. If this happens, you can leave the terminal inoperative or, worse, steal private information that we all store in them.
Police virus attacks Android. Watch what you download.
We have been a few days in which is beginning to see how the police virus attacks Android , currently only in US territory. This is a modified version of the Police virus that attacked computers with Windows. The method is to impersonate the PornHub porn web application for the user to download on your device. Once installed they encrypt the phone, block it and ask for a ransom for releasing it.
Having reached the Android platform is quite dangerous. Users often browse and download files in a less controlled way, so these viruses or ransomware take advantage of these gaps to sneak in and do evil. As we say, for now has made an appearance in the United States, but we must maximize security in case it begins to deploy in other territories.
This virus, like others, try to trick the user into installing an application by downloading a file. It is usual that there are applications outside of Google Play that request to download the apk but you must always keep in mind that the source is trustworthy , otherwise we could be faced with a case of infectious malware.