You may be surprised to know that in 2017 also Android devices are being compromised by boobytrapped SMS text messages. Attackers are able to uncover the flaws in Android phones. Remote attackers are exploiting Android smartphones to execute attacks and endlessly reboot targeted devices. Vulnerability researchers and Android security experts have found that hackers and attackers are able to trade on security holes and exploiting targeted devices with minimum (or no) user interaction via WAP configuration messages.
Attackers use different approaches to attack on an Android phone and this problem gets more critical if users accept malicious messages blindly without checking their content and origin. There are plenty of malicious apps and bugs which can do irreparable harm to mobile devices. Even a sinle text message that seems innocuous, but carry infection may wreck your Android phone’s security. If you receive a text message from an unknown source which looks like a multimedia message includes a link and, country code, number of sender, and other content, don’t open that link.
Malware and such other infection writers create and implement such codes that they can bypass all security measures and attack specific users in order to achieve specific outcomes like stealing money or making money using unfair means and approaches. Hackers know that banking malware is big business so they are targeting more and more users who use online banking through their malware mercenaries more than ever. Once malware authors and distributors trick you into downloading malicious app onto your smartphone they exploit the vulnerability to get the control of your device.
So if you get any messages from any unknown contact, don’t click on it. If you will open this link, it will install an app that will give access to the hacker to steal the sensitive information from your mobile device. They can use their own installed app as backdoors to spy on you and break the applied security protocols and furthermore get the details of your online banking apps as well as credentials of other websites also.
To avoid being victim of such attacks, NEVER click on links in SMS or MMS messages that you receive on your mobile phone. Android phones as well as other platforms are notoriously vulnerable. There are many security products dedicated to this platform which perform effectively for the security of Android devices. If in case you think that you have clicked on a link inadvertently, change passwords to all your services and ask a security expert to reflash your phone. For extended help you can call the experts at PCTECH24.COM.AU to get extended Technical Support for Android Devices.
Our technician will guide you on how you c an stay aware and protected even if you get maliciously-crafted SMS message. They will install the security for you on your device to keep your data as well as device safe from reach of cybercriminals. They will help you in keeping your security patches up-to-date. They will guide you how to react and when to react on when it comes to these particular vulnerabilities.