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New Android Malware Attacks Your Wireless Router Through Your Phone

There’s a new kind of Android malware that uses Android devices to attack wireless routers and control victims’ networks. The malware, which has been dubbed “Switcher Trojan,” can leave victims vulnerable to a wide range of cyber attacks, phishing, data theft, and fraud. According to researchers at Kaspersky Lab, Switcher Trojan can redirect all traffic from devices connected to the WiFi network into the hands of cybercriminals. The Android malware infiltrates the wireless router’s admin interface with a predefined list of login and password combinations. It then changes the Domain Name Servers (DNS) settings of the wireless router, which then allows it to reroute DNS queries on the network to one that is controlled by the cyber attack criminals. When the perpetrators successfully hijack the router, they can monitor all traffic on the network and gain massive amounts of information that they can use for their own purposes.

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