How To Check Your Android Phone For Humming Bad Malware, And How To Remove It

Recently, reports of malware on mobile phones have become more and more widespread and a new instance of Android malware is on the prowl for your information.

The malware in question is HummingBad, which was detected by software firm, CheckPoint. According to the Checkpoint, HummingBad installs fraudulent apps on an Android phones. This is reportedly meant to increase ad-revenue gained from serving adverts in these “apps”.

While that sounds innocent enough, the malware installs a rootkit on a person’s phone. This gives the software unfettered access to the smartphone and allows attackers to do whatever they please. This includes logging keystrokes and accessing emails, encrypted or not.