A news for the Android users, be careful, your android devices are at risk of being hacked with a malware that can steal up to 40 apps, including the Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Skype, Instagram, elegram, WeChat, Line, Viber, QQ, Tango, Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo, Android Native Browser, Firefox Browser, Oupeng Brower, QQ Mail, NetEase Mail, Taobao, and Baidu Net Disk. The malware is named as SpyDealear that steal the data from your device.
According to the source, the cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks claims that your android devices can be victims’s call histories, contacts, Wi-Fi information and locations by exploiting the operating system’s accessibility feature.
Moreover, the SpyDealer is potential to receive the call itself, not only receive, it may tape your phone calls, your voice clips, can take screenshots in front of a camera, take photos using your phone camera.
The Android users installed the operating systems 2.2 Froyo to 4.4 KitKat devices have not specifically at the risk but the other android devices are at the risk. More or less 2 billion devices are at the risk. Once the SpyDealer is installed on your device, even though you are not able to see the malware icon. Once the malware is installed in your devices, it steals a lot of information, but not take instant action as Palo Alto Networks said:
“On devices running later versions of Android, it can still steal significant amounts of information, but it cannot take actions that require higher privileges.”
We are unaware of how much the device initially affected by the SpyDealer, however, Wenjun Hu, Cong Zheng and Zhi Xu states in a blog post as:
“We do not know exactly how devices are initially infected with SpyDealer, but have seen evidence to suggest Chinese users become infected through compromised wireless networks.”