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