Android is under attack again. This time the malicious code is called Kemoge, and it can actually take over your smartphone. Here's a quote with a few more details, The malicious code was named this way due to its command and control (CnC) domain. Here's the advice given by the security researchers at FireEye in order to avoid getting infected: Never click on suspicious links from emails/SMS/websites/advertisements. Don’t install apps outside the official app store. Keep Android devices updated to avoid being rooted by public known bugs. (Upgrading to the latest version of OS will provide some security, but it does not guarantee that you will remain protected.) Source: Kemoge: Another Mobile Malicious Adware Infecting Over 20 Countries « Threat Research Thanks for the tip, @CJM!