A website over the internet is just as safe as a treasure box in middle of an open street. And any electronic device such as phones or tablets, having access to the internet services are apparently prone to malicious, unprecedented attacks.
Android Investigation thus holds a crucial place while maintaining a healthy, protected android interface. It involves running a scanner on the android devices and its applications in order to uproot evil intrusions into the device.
Attacks may be intended to break-into private user-accounts and files, steal confidential data and passwords, build a back-door in the device’s UI, container cracking – besides other vicious loops.
An attack has no alarm bell; its preventive action is called for only when we’re aware of the potential threats. Here’s a few-
Any mobile device is simply a dumb box without high-tech applications and software. But a lot of these applications and their .apk files– especially the ones downloaded from third party operators – are indeed packed with malwares, injecting irrevocable virus into the devices.
Once an app is installed into the android devices, basic information, viz. mobile version, user’s phone number, text message readability, and email address are by-default accessible to the app operators. The data is then circulated to generate spammy mails and SMS, directing the user to scam-sites, prompting them to disclose confidential information; eventually mugging their account balances.
App sandboxing is another grave issue wherein the motive is to shield android apps via virtually isolated barriers but instead allows the hackers to access passwords, private data, create cross-app communication interception and URL scheme hijacking. Back in 2015, Apple faced a similar sandboxing issue, ruining its apps and interface drastically.
More so, mobile virtualizations and rooting – which are perceived to be ideal for enhancing mobile performance may also take a U-turn by allowing uninvited malwares to access the open channel.
A timely and detailed Android Investigation is hence used by millions of android users to stay safe and protected.