Mobile phones and tablets are especially sensitive to certain types of attacks. As a general rule, these are malwares that change the security of the terminal, download apps full of malicious code or take control of the device and transfer it to third parties. Keeping in mind that every time we store more data and personal information in these devices, the criminals are moving to the cyber world to get all this sensitive information. The Android viruses are the most used because it is the most widespread mobile operating system, with a number of users that does not stop growing every day. How do cyber criminals get them infected?
Malwares hidden behind false ads
Most users are very careful with the applications and programs that we install on our devices. Although the truth is that some bad actions or entries in illegal pages can lead to an infection. However, it is the social engineering attacks that are most successful when it comes to getting into an Android device. These are presented as advertising links that warn about an infection and show a button to proceed with the elimination. If it is clicked, a pop-up window appears asking for an analysis. If the program is executed, it is done with all the information stored in the terminal, such as passwords and banking information. Then ask to install a program and fully infect the device, changing security settings to allow other types of malwares.
Pornography is one of the fields in which viruses have found one of the most effective forms of propagation. From these pages, pop-up windows are more frequently displayed warning of the (false) infection because they have entered the web. Most users create these ads because they are aware that pornography is a focus of malicious programs for computers and mobile phones, so most of the time they run the programs, seriously endangering their safety and that of their users. data contained in your phone.
How to avoid malwares
The recommendation of companies specialized in Android antivirus is to ignore all the pop-up windows that appear on the screen, and of course never click on these links. If there is suspicion of infection, it is best to do a manual analysis with a real program, never by a pop-up warning.