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New spyware on Android pretends to be a system update for your phone

But you probably don’t need to worry

Google’s monthly patches help keep Android safe from malicious attacks (assuming your phone’s manufacturer is willing to ship updates on time). So long as you’re careful when downloading apps from outside the Play Store, keeping your device secure is pretty easy these days, even as new attackers try to distribute dangerous viruses. This week, mobile security researchers have discovered spyware that pretends to be a system update, only to take total control of the smartphone after being installed.

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New spyware on Android pretends to be a system update for your phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.