Exactly one year ago security companies warned of the presence of a new Trojan called Ghost Push, a dangerous malware in just over a month was able to infect nearly 1,000,000 Android phones. Now, a year later, it returns to warn of the presence of this virus in more than 50% of Android smartphones in the market.
Your Android Smartphone Might Still Be Vulnerable To This Un-Installable Virus
It was in the year 2014 when the well known ancient trojan Ghost Push started to make their victims. This dangerous trojan reached and infect more than 600 thousand devices per day, and it simply compromises the devices in a very simple way even users are also not aware of that while they compromise the security.
But even after the long two years, the trojan Ghost Push is still has a very high and aggressive affect and can attack more than half of the Android devices that are already in use. The malware affects devices running the Android Lollipop 5.0 version of the operating system of Google, or in other words, those who work with Android 5.1 Lollipop or lower, it means that up to 57% of Android phones on the market are still running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The contagion began to expand Using the mobile application stores, from the official Google Play as Aptoide- other devices to access. Thus, the software infects the phone going through apps that are fake versions of the original apps, among which are famous names like Amazon, Smart Touch, Assistive Touch, Super Mario and other popular games, totalling 93, they were eliminated.
However, after this primary step of infection, given by the user, the chances that the Ghost Push has are numerous. Most likely to start serving unwanted advertising that steals data or simply install unwanted applications.
The problem push Ghost is actually much greater than it is expected, as it has been seen. Even having been fixed in Android which actually does not affect the latest versions of this operating system, as only the previous versions are exposed to the problem.
According to the Google data, after knowing the distribution of Android versions of the current devices are infected, this means that about half of the devices are vulnerable and exposed to Ghost Push. However, if you want to stay secure then you may be required to take care of installing apps from any unknown sources.