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Big danger on Android phones! This virus is hiding on apps like WhatsApp, YouTube, stay safe like this

Highlights

Meta has issued a red alert for Android phone and tablet users.
Malware named Dracarys is hiding in clone versions of popular apps like WhatsApp, Youtube.
Malware uses the Accessibility feature present in Android phones.

Android phone But the news of the menace of Malware keeps coming every day, and now in the meantime another such case has come to the fore. Actually Meta has issued a red alert for Android phone and tablet users. It has been told that a new type of dangerous malware has been detected, which is hiding in popular apps like WhatsApp and YouTube. Meta in its Quarterly Adversarial Threat Report 2022 mentions Dracarys malware, which is hiding in cloned versions of popular apps. It has been told in the report that this virus is making its way not only in WhatsApp and YouTube but also in Signal, Telegram, and many custom chat applications.

The latest report has revealed that the Drakaris malware is named after the dragon of Game of Thrones Battle Cry, which is being run by the APT hacking group. It has been told that this hacking group is attacking the users of UK, New Zealand, India and Pakistan.

This malware is using the Accessibility feature present in Android phones, so that fake apps get permission automatically.

This dangerous malware can steal personal information of users, and is also capable of getting call details, contact details, SMS texts, geo location and device details of users. Not only this, these malware can secretly click photos from the phone, and use the microphone as well as install apps without the knowledge of the user.

How to keep yourself safe?
To protect yourself from such danger, you have to take care of some things. It is advised to never download unofficial or fake apps of apps like WhatsApp, YouTube, Telegram. Also, the threat of malware remains on the third-party APK website as well. Experts say that Android users should download the official apps from the Google Play Store itself.

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