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New Android Malware Can Steal Your Photos & Texts without Being Opened - How to Stay Safe

Just when you thought the state of Android malware couldn’t get any worse, a new version of XLoader has been discovered that can automatically launch on infected smartphones.

As reported by BleepingComputer, XLoader is a malware strain that has been used to target owners of the best Android phones in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan in the past. Now though, security researchers at McAfee have discovered a new XLoader variant that can launch immediately after it’s installed.

Normally with Android malware spread through malicious apps or suspicious downloads, a pot...


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