Warning! Android Users, Do Not Open This Dangerous Text Message


The text message says, ‘You have received a multimedia message from +[country code] [sender number] Follow the link http:www.mmsforyou [.] Net /mms.apk to view the message.

Do not open else you may lose control of your Android device.
The message – spotted by security experts Heimdal – contains a link to an application, which allows hackers to erase devices, send SMS, and make calls.
The application installs the application Tor and then sends an automated text message to a number in Iran saying, ‘Thank you’.
Heimdal warns, 

‘Attackers can open a backdoor into Android smartphones, to monitor and control them as they please, read SMS messages, which means they can also read authentication codes sent as part of two-factor authentication mechanisms, used also by online banking apps and ecommerce websites, and use their full access to Android phones to basically manipulate the device to do whatever they want.’

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Frederick Damasus is a tech enthusiast and blogger who has a passion for creativity and innovation. He is a self-taught graphic designer and currently delving into web design and development. He loves photography and volunteers his spare time to inspire children in orphanages through dance. He is a trained Petroleum Engineer but found himself in the AID/Development sector. He currently serves as the M&E/ICT Manager at the Center for Creative Development Strategies, an NGO based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

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