Nowadays there are many viruses are spreading around the globe. And now a malware infect many Android apps. In this article, I am going to tell you about this malware attack. what is it? And how it works?
Before going further a brief description about malware:–
what is a malware?
Simply a malware is a software or application which is specifically designed and build to disrupt, damage, or gain authorized access to any computer or any device. There are different types of malware that affect your device badly. It exploits some security bugs in the design of an operating system or through some applications (such as browsers or some plugins). So be safe and use authorize apps or Softwares.
‘Xavier’ malware infect Android apps
Global cybersecurity firm Trend Micro on Friday announced it has detected more than 800 applications in Google Play Store embedded with a trojan Android malware “Xavier” that has been downloaded millions of times till date.
“Xavier” leaks and steals a user’s information silently.
“These applications range from utility apps such as photo manipulators to wallpaper and ringtone changers. We also provide multi-layered mobile security solutions to protect users from this threat,” Trend Micro said in a statement.
Based on data from its “Mobile App Reputation Service”, the team found that Xavier’s stealing and leaking capabilities are difficult to detect because of a self-protect mechanism through the use of methods such as string encryption, internet data encryption, and emulator detection.
It also has the capability to download and execute other malicious codes from a remote server, which might be an even more dangerous aspect of the malware.
“The easiest way to avoid a cunning malware like ‘Xavier’ is to not download and install applications from an unknown source even if they are from legitimate app stores like Google Play Store,” said Nilesh Jain, Country Manager (India and Saarc), Trend Micro.
From PC Mag
So just download popular apps and authentic apps only. Don’t download fake apps. Keep your Android safe and keep your data secure. I hope you get to know about Xavier malware and you keep your Android safe and secure.