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Beware! Pokemon Go Can Bring Virus in your Phone – Tips to keep YOUR phone safe

Beware! Pokemon Go Can Bring Virus in your Phone – Tips to keep YOUR phone safe :- Yesterday only we told about how Pokemon Go’s launch is going to halt because of the excess load on the servers as reported by Niantic’s CEO. Now another news which can blow your mind is that this can may be used by some malware as the back door entry to your smart phones. There are some apk files of this game that are reported to be infected by the malwares.

Beware! Pokemon Go Can Bring Virus in your Phone - Tips to keep YOUR phone saf

Apk files are being used nowadays to install and play this game in your smart phone. If in case you have taken the source to be genuine one as in from official or apk websites. One should avoid installing the apk file of this game from any third party.
What is this malware?

What is this malware?

According to ProofPoint researchers the apk files that are being downloaded from the third party apk file host website are being infected by the malware named DroidJack also known as SandoRAT. This malware lets the hacker have a control over your smart phones. It enables hacker to send audio, text messages, receive, read and edit messages. Apart from that it also allow the hackers to access your contact list and grating the power to modify saved contacts and read call logs, history, bookmarks and contacts.

According to ProofPoint researchers the apk files that are being downloaded from the third party apk file host website are being infected by the malware named DroidJack also known as SandoRAT. This malware lets the hacker have a control over your smart phones. It enables hacker to send audio, text messages, receive, read and edit messages. Apart from that it also allow the hackers to access your contact list and grating the power to modify saved contacts and read call logs, history, bookmarks and contacts. Pokemon Go International Rollout Halted due to Server Issues

What to do if your phone is infected?

If in case you are having the feeling that your phone is also infected the just follow the below-mentioned steps:

If in case you are having the feeling that your phone is also infected the just follow the below mentioned steps:
• Check the SHA256Hash of your Pokemon GO apk file. If in case your apk file is showing the value of Hash as
“15db22fd7d961f4d4bd96052024d353b3ff4bd135835d2644d94d74c925af3c4” the according to ProofPoint probably your phone is hacked

• There is one another way to check the legitimacy of the apk file that you have downloaded: you just have to compare the permission screen that is visible on your handset before the starting of the game with that of handset’s setting: setting -> Apps -> Pokemon Go -> Permissions

About Pokemon Go

This game has gain tremendous popularity and it is currently available in three countries i.e Australia, US and New Zealand. It is an augmented reality based game where one can catch, train, trade and battle the pokemons in the real world. Since all the locations are of the real word only it makes the game yet more interesting. To let one have amazing experience while playing this game it uses the camera and GPS of your smart phone.

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