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Posted on: 08 Jun 2017 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

Pop-up adware causes havoc!

 
 

Security firm Zscaler has warned about a harmful android app that downloads itself onto your device. The app uses the advertisements that are posted on forums and it isn’t very easy to remove.

The harmful app poses as something called “Ks Clean” which is supposedly a cleaner app. Once the app is installed on the device a fake system update message will appear on the screen. The message that pops up only gives the user an options of “ok” so most if not all people will just press ok.

As soon as the victim has pressed ok to the first message it then pops up another install screen named update, once the victim has granted permission to install it can’t be revoked.

ITWiser offer a wide range of services and solutions that can help prevent issues like this from affecting you and your business. We offer internal security audits and external security audits, these audits are designed to highlight issues inside and outside your network. for more information on these or on any of our other services please get in touch today.


 
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