DETROIT(WXYZ) - The Internet Crime Complaint Center is warning Android smartphone users about two new viruses making rounds.
The first is Loozfon. It uses malware to steal contact information from the infected device. One of the versions of Loozfon masks itself as a work-at-home opportunity. Once the smartphone user clicks the link in the advertisement, the malware is pushed onto the phone.
Finfisher is another new virus wreaking havoc on Android devices. Once loaded onto your phone, FinFisher can remotely control and monitor your phone, no matter where you are. This virus is transmitted through what seems to be a system update, sent through a text-messafe or a web link.
There are many ways to protect your phone from the dangerous malware, but here are 5 helpful tips:
For more information, visit the Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov .
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