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Lookout Updates Security App, Looks to Squash Fears of Android Dialer Attacks

News broke this week that had many Samsung and Android device owners worried over the safety of their data. Apparently, if an at-risk device visited a website containing a line of code, the device’s contents could be wiped and erased completely without the user being able to stop it. Lookout is taking this vulnerability quite seriously and has released an update to their application to protect against these forms of attack. 

With the update, the application can scan incoming dialer links from browsers and look for malicious code by using a “dialer” that has been made by Lookout. If nothing is found during said scan, the call goes through as normal. So far, according to Lookout, no attack of this nature has taken place, but as the saying goes, it’s better to be safe rather than sorry. You can pick up the new update in Google Play starting today.

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