The more our lives become dependent on mobile devices like Android smartphones, the more important it is to have mobile security to protect them and our digital lives. This is not just a concern for the future, but affects many users today in ways they could never have anticipated.
Recently, Trend Micro researchers found a malicious Android app in the wild that is designed to fool you into believing that your device is shut down, when it’s actually still running. This allows the bad guys to take control of your mobile device, steal your data, create havoc, and more – all without you knowing about it when you’re sound asleep or simply charging your phone.
Is this thing off?
Unless you have your Android device in one hand and its batteries in another, you might not be sure if it’s turned off. An Android Trojan app called PowerOffHijack, which originated from Chinese app stores, was found tricking users into believing that their devices were turned off though they were actually powered on.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to secure to your Android device. Download and install Trend Micro Mobile Security today and start sleeping easier.
Learn more about this threat here.