Google has been always thinking there is no need for an antivirus app for Android handsets. However, the latest reports made the tech giant seriously think about the security of its devices and the launched “Bouncer” antivirus acts like gates not allowing any kind of malware to pass through. But I have to disappoint you, as turns out the app doesn’t work so effectively as it seems.
Forbes says a North Carolina State University professor wrote in his blog that his friends and he had found a new malware called “Rootsmart,” which can pass through without being caught. It can be done due to a process called “privilege escalation” allowing apps to download a new code from a remote server and hide the data transfer in the phone’s normal communications.
You got it right — the downloaded code is the famous “Gingerbreak” known for its access to users’ SMS, phone calls and data. It’s also known as recording sensitive phone conversations.
Consequently, even the “Bouncer” can’t help you fight against malware, and the best solution remains your caution, thus do not download and install apps from unknown or unreliable sources.
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