Alert! This is the Hacker’s New Way to Hijack Your Whatsapp
Android users need to be careful while downloading apps. One of the apps was identified as containing malware and targeting the WhatsApp app.
Zdnet reports some ago called the application called Flix Online. The platform promises unlimited entertainment and a premium Netflix subscription for free for two months.
But it turned out to be a hoax. Because after the application is successfully installed on the cellphone, it will immediately ‘listen’ to the conversation on WhatsApp and write an automatic response to incoming messages with malicious content.
When the app is opened, it will ask for overlay permission and battery optimization overrides. This will stop the phone from shutting down apps to save battery.
Flix Online will also ask for permission to grant access to notifications connected to communications via WhatsApp. In addition, the application asks for the ability to reply to chat.
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