android Trojan (RAT) infection

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  1. phonetrip

    phonetrip New Member

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    Hello, I have few questions about trojans called RAT (remote access trojan).

    As I understand RAT can be inflitrated to an android by installing app that contains also hidden RAT code.

    My question is: can android be infected by RAT only by istalling infected app? Or can android also get infected by RAT that is hidden in a ordinary jpg file? As I know RATS can be hidden in jpg file to infect PC computers. Can be like that also with android?

    So: can android get infected with RAT by opening infected jpg file? Or can android get RAT infected only by installing app with RAT in it?

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    My guess is that it would need to come from an app. If you are concerened about it make sure the installation of 3rd party apps is not enabled and only get your apps from the Play Store. That wouldn't guarantee that you won't get infected but you'll have a better chance of avoiding it.
     
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