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New virus attacks Android-based smartphones - its name Dendroid

Currently New virus attacks Android mobiles. Its name called DENDROID. The malicious application through which an attacker can “completely compromise the affected smartphone and control it remotely

"It has been reported that a malicious toolkit called Dendroid is being used to create Trojanised applications that infects Android-based smartphones. The malware is created by modifying the required permissions by any clean APK (Android Application Package) with Dendroid RAT functionality that allows detailed management of the infected devices,” says an advisory by CERT-In that comes under the Department of Electronics and IT.

The virus can perform a number of malicious activities they are :

-Delete Call Logs.
-Open web pages.
-Dial any number.
-Record calls and audio.
-Intercept SMS.
-Upload images and video to remote location and open applications 

Avoid using unsecured and unknown Wi-Fi networks. There may be rogue Wi-Fi access points at public places used for distributing malicious applications and make a practice of taking regular backup of Android device

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