AhMyth Android RAT – Remote Administration Tool
By Prempal Singh
There are more than 2.5 billion Android devices active each month and anyone of them can be hacked with the use of a remote administration tool known as RAT.
RAT was basically created to provide technical support to the remote computer by allowing an administrator to log in and control the device directly. But hackers quickly saw the potential of these tools and started using them for there own profit.
What is AhMyth?
AhMyth is also a RAT and one of the most popular malicious tools and it can do a lot of functions which you can’t even imagine. Like it can help outsiders to monitor a device location, see SMS messages, take camera snapshots and even record with the microphone without the user knowing.
AhMyth was introduced in 2017 and is an open-source Android RAT. It contains a simple GUI interface which makes it different from the rest of the crowd. It really easy-to-understand because of its graphical user interface. Additionally, AhMyth is available for all the platforms like Linux, Windows, macOS.
A latest android application Radio Balouch or RB Music just hits the play store twice and this application is based on AhMyth.
The source code of this Android Remote Administration Tool is available on GitHub, it is a dubbed AhMyth Android RAT. If you want, you just have to download and test it.
How to protect yourself from Android RATs?
Some precautions which you can take to protect yourself from RATs are like do not install Android apps that aren’t from the Google Play store. This doesn’t mean that all Google Play apps are safe, but they are much safer than some other app which we found online from other sources.
Installing from “Unknown sources” is disabled by default in Android, but if you will allow this then you are increasing your own risks. If you have a strong reason to download an APK from outside Google Play, be sure to tap only on “Allow this installation only”, otherwise by mistake you can permanently enable “Unknown sources”.
Another way to prevent malicious software from installing on your Android device is by keeping it up-to-date. Install software updates when they come out.