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WhatsApp worm spreading Android malware — protect yourself now

WhatsApp is being used to spread a malicious Android app, according to a prominent security researcher.

Lukas Stefanko of ESET, following up on a tip from Twitter user @ReBensk, detailed the WhatsApp worm in a YouTube video (embedded below). If an infected phone receives a WhatsApp message notification, the phone immediately sends back a link to a fake Google Play page inviting users to download the malicious app, Stefanko demonstrated.

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