How to Stay Safe Against the New RedDrop Android Malware?

RedDrop Malware! It is sad to hear that this new malware is turning into an unavoidable nuisance for our digital world. But, the good news here is that AVG Tech Support experts who are concerned about cybersecurity of all the people worldwide will aid to secure your device.

Now, let’s start with further information and ensure comprehensive safety against the recently developed RedDrop Android Malware.

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What is RedDrop Malware?

Though recently developed, yet this malware appears to be the worst version of bug for Android devices. Designed to rob financial assets and personal information, RedDrop has the ability to record and upload the data to Google’s and Dropbox’s cloud storage accounts. Like many other online viruses, this malicious program is deeemed to steal victim’s sensitive data. For instance – it can take away contacts, images, applications, files, and other data from the victim’s device. RedDrop developers’ main intention is to make it a malware that not only becomes a part of cyber-espionage but aids them through generating illegal revenue by fooling subscribing users.  

How RedDrop Malware Affects the Android device?

To understand it clearly, let’s take an example of a user searching for a new Android app.

⇒ The malware starts its work from the very first step ‘when the user will click the infected search result’. Getting a click, the RedDrop redirects the user to many URLs that take him/her to malicious store.

⇒ Once the application is installed & opened, the device’s details will be sent to the C&C servers. Surprising, but 7 other malevolent apps will silently get installed at the later stage.

⇒ In order to prevent wishing permissions from users, it asks for invasive permissions.

⇒ Making the victim’s phone automatically subscribe to the premium SMS services, it can abolish the SMS incoming to the mobile gadget.

⇒ In addition to affecting the SMS, it steals the images, contacts, photos, and other sensitive data on the phone.

⇒ It can even affect the applications holding audio details, SIM info, and network data.

Where the Stolen Data Goes?

Our AVG Customer Support researchers detected that the developers of RedDrop upload the stolen data into the remote file storage systems in order to use it for the purpose of extortion and blackmailing. Achieving huge profits in this way, the hackers are targeting more and more users including businessmen, wealthy persons, politicians, etc.

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What to do to stay safe from the RedDrop Android Malware?

Users who don’t want to fall victims to this nastiest android malware, need to consider the effective safety tips. Some of the excellent precautionary measures are:

⇒ Ensure that the device ‘setting’ which allows installations of third-party apps is disabled

⇒ Before installing an app, please check its app’s permissions for at least three times

⇒ Be habitual of making frequent backups of your vital data

⇒ Install a robust anti-malware on your phones

⇒ Don’t forget to encrypt your phones

⇒ Stay familiar with CIA cycle

⇒ For downloading the applications, always prefer the trusted sources

⇒ Stay up-to-date with the latest available version

⇒ Before giving permissions requested by the apps, think twice.

Being habitual of implementing these tips will for sure keep you far away from the RedDrop Android Malware.

Conclusion: So, this is all about the RedDrop malicious program. Apart from the precautionary measures, almost every information needed about this malware has been included. However, if still there is any query, contact the well-versed AVG Support mavens. These professionals can also be consulted for instant removal of the virus if they anyhow enter into your phone.            

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