Android smartphone users are at risk from new Trojan malware that cons victims by tracking and mimicking their activities in order to steal data.
The malware uses a persistent update screen to encourage victims to download a bogus Adobe Flash Player app as a security measure. If the user succumbs to the constant badgering, the attackers can then install malware, and potentially spyware or ransomware, onto their device. Once in, they can go about their malicious activities undetected.
In order to avoid falling victim, Android smartphone users should only download apps from bona fide sites. Anyone already infected can either try to remove the malware manually or use a mobile security solution to spring clean their device.