At present, more than 50 percent of smartphone users in the country have Android versions of Android Oreo 8.0 or above. Recently a researcher named Y. Shafranovich has revealed this bug. According to him, hackers are targeting Android 8 or above smartphones like OnePlus, Samsung, Vivo, Oppo through NFC beaming. With the help of NFC beaming, hackers are causing malware attacks in users’ smartphones. Due to a bug in the device with Android 8 or above operating system, hackers steal data through malware attacks. Let us tell you that when two devices are around malware, Android Beam automatically copies the data of each other device.
However, Google is trying to fix this bug. In such a situation, you have to take some precautions so that the data of your smartphone is not stolen. Let us know that the app installation files, called APK files, can be burgled through Android Beam. Due to this bug, when the data of Android users is transferred from one smartphone to another, then the bug bypasses the warning message received by the user, due to which the users are not able to know that their data is stolen. Used to be. In October 2019, Google has also released a security update to protect users from this bug.
How to avoid
To avoid this bug, first of all, it is necessary that users patch their device with Google’s latest security update. Users who do not have Android One or stock Android device, download the update released by their manufacturers. If you are unable to update your device, then switch off NFC. However, this bug only works in NFC enabled devices, so users who do not have an NFC feature in their device will not have any problem. Let us tell you that most premium smartphones have NFC features. Nowadays this feature is also given in some mid-range smartphones.
How to switch off NFC?
Actually, NFC is a wireless communication protocol that connects two electronic devices. These are specially used for payment systems. Also, some audio devices also connect through this feature. NFC works just like Bluetooth. This communication system used for the payment system is a threat to the users due to the bug. To switch it off, go to your smartphone settings, go to the connectivity options there and turn it off. After NFC is off, no device will be able to track your smartphone and your smartphone’s data will be safe.