Your Smartphone Could Get Hacked If Not Upgraded To Android Oreo


If your smartphone is yet to be upgraded to Android Oreo then you are vulnerable to a new malware attack. This attack can steal all your private information and can block you from using your smartphone. The new Android version is very new on the market and very few smartphones got the support for Oreo so far.

Android Oreo

Android Oreo is the latest version of Android with little improvements over the older version of Android Nougat. Oreo also added some new features to make smartphone security better. The update includes picture-in-picture video playback, auto fill for quickly and securely enter passwords and other personal information in website forms and notification dots on app icons.

Android Oreo also restricts apps from using battery while in the background. As a result, you can expect better battery life with the new Android update. Now you might not want to upgrade your Android version for this small improvements. But there is a bigger reason for upgrading to the newest version. It’s the security.

New Malware Attack

Security experts from Palo Alto network warned Android users of a new malware attack. This malware will enable hackers to get compleat control over your phone and access your private data. This malware shows a fake screen while hiding whats really happening underneath that. It bypasses the security firewall completely. Now you might be thinking how could you save yourself from this attack. Well here is the trick.

How To Save Your Smartphone From This Attack?

There are a couple of things that you can do to stay away from this malware attack. First, you can upgrade your smartphone to Android Oreo if possible. This is the best solution but we know most of the smartphones don’t support the new Android Oreo. If you can’t upgrade then follow the second method. Don’t give the ‘Draw Over App’ permission to any app you are not comfortable with. Also, don’t click on any unusual links and if something looks fishy, format your phone immediately. If you have been already attacked then contact your smartphone manufacturer right away.


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