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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Android phones—SMS malware alert!

Attention Android users—have you had an SMS that says: ‘You have received an MMS message.

This dodgy URL is one of many variations.

While you might be curious about the MMS video or photo, if you click on the link in the message your phone will download malicious software that will give it complete control over your device. This includes access to your text messages and login details for email, banking, social media and other ecommerce apps.

If you receive a suspicious SMS, you can report it to the ACMA by forwarding the message to 0429 999 888.

If you’ve clicked on the link you should immediately contact your financial institution for help.

For advice about the steps you can take to protect your identity online, visit Stay Smart Online Souce: The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

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