WARNING: There's a text going around that can wipe your phone
If you’ve got an Android, you need to keep a look out for a text that could potentially wipe your phone. The text has a malicious link in it, which if you install it, gives attackers the chance to have the rights to your phone, accessing all your personal things (yep, including dick pics).
Worse still, this malware would allow hackers to see your verification codes, which would give them access to your bank account and other accounts.
Here’s what the text looks like:
This new malware is being called Mazar Android BOT and it is spread via SMS and MMS messages. The message will generally look like this:
‘You have received a multimedia message from +[country code] [sender number] Follow the link http:www.mmsforyou [.] Net /mms.apk to view the message’
The full list of things the attackers will be able to do once it has gained administrator rights on the victim’s phone includes:
To protect yourself, obviously never click on a link from a random number. If you get this text, delete it - or to avoid getting it completely, go to Settings > Security and make sure the Unknown Sources option is switched off. That’ll stop you from downloading apps that aren’t from the Google Play store.