An American application that is currently being discussed, Clubhouse, has caught the attention of netizens. What we need to know, this application is only available on the iPhone. So, for you Android users, don’t download the Clubhouse application because it’s a fake or a scam.
In a company blog post dated January 24, 2021, management announced that it had completed a second round of fundraising. One of the uses of the funds is to develop an Android version of the application.
“From the start, we wanted to build a Clubhouse for everyone. With this in mind, we are excited to start working on our Android app right away, and to add more accessibility and localization features so that people around the world can enjoy Clubhouse in a way that feels native to it. them, “he explained.
Cyber Criminals Take Advantage of Clubhouse’s Popularity
Well, Clubhouse’s popularity has reportedly been used by cybercriminals to deceive Android users.
“There are two important things here: first, the sale of invites; and fake applications. The two scenarios are united by one thing, namely the desire to exploit the interests of users on social platforms,” said Denis Legezo, Kaspersky security expert in a statement. written, quoted Monday (22/2/2021).
The first scenario is monetization on a small scale. However, the second scenario is of a much more serious nature. Cybercriminals can distribute malicious code posing as popular software – for example, a fake version of Clubhouse for Android.
“This malicious bogus application can then do exactly what you allow in your Android security settings – to obtain both coarse and accurate device location points, record audio and video, gain access to messengers,” said Denis Legezo.
Some unusual tricks are also possible. For example, if the cybercriminals implemented the capacity to record audio, and this function was allowed on the device, they would be able to use high-quality footage to train their machine algorithms, to create more sophisticated deep fakes.
“The best way to maintain security is to always be vigilant about what is downloaded, and maintain the proper security settings on your smartphone,” comments Denis Legezo.