Last weekend on Radio 2GB I spoke about the very real threat posed by malware to users of mobile banks apps. If you do own an Android phone, and have possibly been caught up in this attack, here are the easy steps to take the malware off your device.
First you need to go to settings, then security and find your device administrator section. Select this, and if you see a “flash player” as a device administrator, you are very possibly infected. Choose the flash player and deactivate it. It may ask you if you want to continue, in which case press OK. (in this case a “hell, yeah!” would be more appropriate.)
You may need to go into safe mode in order to deactivate the “flash player”, as the malware might throw an overlay on the screen preventing you from deactivation. In safe mode any third party apps are not opened in the background.
Then go out of the security settings area and over to your application manager, find the flash player app and uninstall it.
Here is more information on the attack itself.
Until next time!