Indian Smartphones are threatned by Trojan Family Virus “DENDROID”
Indian cyber security sleuths have alerted users of Android smartphone about the malicious activities of a tricky virus called ‘Dendroid’ whose infection could “completely compromise” their personal phone device.
The virus of the deadly ‘Trojan’ family, once activated, could change the command and control server of a user’s personal Android phone and intercept private SMSes coming in or going out.
Precautions that Android Users can take -
- Do not download and install applications from untrusted sources.
- Install applications downloaded from reputed application market only.
- Run a full system scan on your handset/tab with mobile security solution or mobile antivirus solution.
- Check for the permissions required by an application before installing.
- Install Android updates and patches as and when available from device vendors.
- Install and maintain updated mobile security/ antivirus solution.
- Use device encryption or encrypting external SD card feature available with most of the android OS.
- Keep an eye on data usage and unusual increase in mobile bills.
- Keep an eye on device battery usage.
- Avoid using unsecured, unknown Wi-Fi networks.
- Take regular Backups of phones.