Provider notification automatically appears on your smartphone screen as a window pop-up and tells you that an update is available. There are two options available. "Not now" and "Update". Failure to update, could potentially affect the performance of the phone.
This is why in most cases updates are executed at the same time, as there is a belief that these pop-up messages are safe. Or maybe not;
Last Wednesday, the company's security investigators cybersecurity Check Point Software made a revelation. According to surveys, some of the most popular Android smartphones like its SamsungOf Huawei, LG and Sony are vulnerable to phishing attacks. These attacks are hidden behind the otherwise innocent reminder for information from the provider.
While this attack does not allow anyone who wants it to gain full access to your smartphone, it diverts all data coming in and out of your device, such as emails and search history, directly to the hacker's servers.
It goes without saying that Check Point Software immediately inform the companies affected by them Phishing attacks. Of these, Samsung and LG have already created and released the necessary fix, and Huawei is going to have its own fix for the next generation of the Mate or P. series. Sony it flatly refused to acknowledge the problem, stating that its own smartphones adhered to standard safety standards.
However, such attacks pose a significant threat to both personal and corporate data, which are contained in smartphones and need to be immediately resolved.
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