Dear esteemed reader,

Spyware is like the invisible thief lurking in the shadows. As an Android user, it’s time to make these shadows disappear. Recently, a sneaky piece of Android spyware, known as ‘Bahamut,’ has been identified, which can quietly infect your device and steal personal data. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got some straightforward explanations and easy-to-follow advice to keep you safe.

‘Bahamut,’ named after a mythical sea monster, lives up to its name in the digital world. The villains behind it send deceptive messages (this technique is called ‘spear messaging’), leading you to install it unknowingly. Once inside, it’s like a spy in your phone, stealing information, tracking your moves, and causing unwanted mischief.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You receive a sneaky, personalized message (the ‘spear message’).
  2. This message lures you into downloading a harmful app, disguised as a harmless one.
  3. ‘Bahamut’ begins its work unnoticed, spying and collecting your data.

Sounds scary? Not to worry, here’s how you can protect yourself:

  1. Always scrutinize messages you receive, even from familiar sources. Spies love to disguise themselves.
  2. Download apps only from trusted sources like the Google Play Store. Better safe than sorry.
  3. Regularly update your software. Updates often include security improvements.
  4. Use reliable security software. They can detect and remove these digital intruders.
  5. Beware of granting unnecessary app permissions. Every permission is an open door.

Remember, your digital safety is a priority, and you’re not alone in this. If you’re ever in doubt or need more advice, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our Privacy Care Team at Incognito is here to help.

Stay safe and keep your digital world private!

Max Roberts, Incognito Privacy Care Team