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Beware of Agent Smith, an Android phone malware

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Agent Smith is a malware, which derives its name from the antagonist of the Wachowski Brothers’ cult trilogy The Matrix. It is currently being tracked by cyber crime agencies across the world.

Earlier this week, the Maharashtra Cyber department issued an advisory cautioning users against the malware, which can silently embed itself into any cell phone.

If you are seeing an unusual number of ads on your Android phone, chances are your phone has been taken over by Agent Smith.

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Printable version | Dec 8, 2019 11:43:45 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/beware-of-agent-smith-an-android-phone-malware/article28759485.ece

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