Almost half of all Android owners are at risk of being HACKED due to major confidence flaw


IF you own an Android smartphone you could be at critical risk of “screen hijack”.

A major bug allows hackers to seize your photos, passwords and bank sum which could be used to extort you, confidence researchers have discovered.

Some Samsung Android phones will be influenced by the changes

Android phones are at risk of ‘screen hijacking’, which allows criminals to ravaging your personal sum and extort you

Criminals could take over the screen of a pricey phone until a release is paid.

There’s a confidence disadvantage in the complement that allows apps to pop-up on your screen – like the vitriolic Facebook Messenger burble which pops up when someone wants to chat.

Thieves could manipulate this to take control of what’s on your screen and install nasty malware and ransomware.

Be clever when downloading apps from Google Play

Be clever when downloading apps from Google Play

The bug is accepted to impact 40 per cent of Android users.

Google pronounced it won’t fix the issue until summer, when a new chronicle of its handling complement will be released.

So for now, smartphone owners have been warned not to download any dodgy apps.

Stick to devoted brands and don’t install games or deals apps that aren’t good famous if you wish to be safe.

Last month, scarcely 50 apps were pulled from the Play store since they contained ad rascal software.

But it’s just the latest hazard Brits have been warned about.

A recently discovered Microsoft Windows bug lets hackers take control of your PC by promulgation you a email – and you don’t even need to open it for it to work.

See how to protect yourself here.

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