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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dannydet, May 17, 2021.

  1. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User
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  2. Techemma

    Techemma Lurker

    Wow this is really Scary for android users. I'm in Georgia, and glad to be safe, although I use vpn for streaming, downloading, and making online transactions.
  3. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    I don't use my phone or tablet for banking.
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It does however require on social engineering to install it (i.e. tricking someone into downloading and installing an app from a dubious source). So the old mantra of think before you install still applies here.
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  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Reading through the posted article, it ranks as 90% click bait/10% substance to me. Scare mongering in the news media is unfortunately the new norm.
  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Should my phone be wearing a mask?
    Maybe two masks?

    {sorry, just couldn't resist}
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    totally agree. though i think that it is worth mentioning that something like this exists......how many people will be affected by this attack? hard to say, but as long as you are using common sense you should be ok.
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  8. Ritik Paul

    Ritik Paul Lurker

    phishing attack -- send you an e-mail that looks like it came from the bank with a link to a login page that looks like the bank's but is controlled by the attacker. You try to log in, and now the attacker has your username/password.
    1.Or they could get access to your e-mail account and do a password reset.
    2.Or they could socially engineer access through the bank's support system.
  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    None of these relate to Android malware though.

    I don't see how accessing my email (if they got through the 2FA) would give them access to my bank - they won't find the details they need there. The others can be protected against if you are alert and educate yourself as to what scams are used. But honestly, anyone who doesn't know the rule "don't click on links in unsolicited emails" should not be banking online in the first place (you already know your bank's login, you should never need to follow a link. Frankly if the bank were serious about security they would never send you links).
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  10. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    Just stop and think before you click that link.

    And don't click it anyway!
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  11. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User
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    @Davdi, your quote should be the motto regarding this issue!!!
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