Main types of malware
Android devices are especially vulnerable to phishing. And you may wonder what this is? These are cyber-attacks carried out via e-mail. On a daily basis we live connected to this platform, waiting for emails from one place or another and alarmed at the supposed urgent messages. Users usually check e-mail on their mobile phones, something that undoubtedly benefits the attackers. The size of the device makes it difficult to identify email addresses, so we become more vulnerable targets. These messages stand out especially for their urgent nature. Supposed banks and other companies ask us to verify our data, confirm payment information… An old trick that cyberattackers use to steal our identity or our bank details and obtain an economic benefit from it.
It is not difficult to identify fraudulent emails. If we pay a little attention to the email address we will notice that, although it is very similar to the real one, it has small inconsistencies in the domain. It should be noted that phishing has also become an attack used in social networks. The use of hooks or attention calls such as «Do you remember this photo? takes us directly to the ecatombe. Users who get tricked click on these links. From there, it will be easy to steal information and personal data.
Android devices are also very exposed to adware. Through eye-catching and deceptive advertisements, cyber-attackers steal users’ data for criminal purposes. This advertising is sometimes hidden under promotions from well-known apps such as Facebook or Whatsapp. Users should try not to click on any link that may appear suspicious.