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#1 mpuk


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:31 PM

QUESTION 1: What specifically can be done to protect my phone from having a RAT downloaded onto it when i open an email that has a RAT programmed into the email? Just to clarify, I'm not asking what to do AFTER the RAT has gotten on but just how can I prevent it from happening in the future?

I know simple things like... don't click an links, don't open emails from unknown addresses, have a firewall, anti-virus program running, etc. But a spoofed email address email is hard to defend against when it has an advanced RAT in it that gets onto the phone WITHOUT clicking any links in the email. I opened an email at work, there weren't any links in the email, and 3 trojans got through and onto the phone. THX.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 11:15 PM

well i don't believe that there is any way to avoid an email being sent to you other than ones you trust and also those trojans that 'got onto' your phone. I'm sorry but i don't believe that is possible by opening 1 email without clicking the links and having the phones usb cable not plugged into the computer as there is no way to travel to the phone unless the email was sent to the phone directly

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 11:57 AM

RATS by their nature are not a risk on Android. That being said you actually have to install the RAT it won't self install. Because Android is Linux based. Unlike windows which allows auto executing files. So as long as you don't install an unknown file you don't have to worry about RATS with Android.

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