The pre-installed malware in Android devices and the vulnerability in Android apps lead to affect over 1 million apps in Google play store last year. Hackers even target mobile charger to install malware on OnePlus smartphones.
The recent app’s target by hackers is the most popular messaging and audio/video calling service Skype. Several Skype users report malicious ads that appear within the application. The ads come as a fake update of Adobe Flash player.
Then a pop-up image prompted to install the Flash Player come with the common malware also called ‘malvertising’ mostly display annoying ads on websites and browser. The malware only targets windows operating system where it also installs additional applications.
Microsoft state about the issue that:
We’re aware of a social engineering technique that could be used to direct some customers to a malicious website. We continue to encourage customers to exercise caution when opening unsolicited attachments and links from both known and unknown sources and install and regularly update antivirus software.
To avoid installing suck kind of malware, don’t click on any suspicious links from unknown sources. If the software asks for updates always download it from the official website.