Android users alert! Google removes 17 apps that can steal your data – Full list here
Google has removed 17 apps which can be used to to steal SMSs, contacts, device information, and even sign up users for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services, Zscaler security researcher Viral Gandhi said in a blog.
Google has removed 17 apps which can be used to to steal SMSs, contacts, device information, and even sign up users for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services, Zscaler security researcher Viral Gandhi said in a blog. All these apps were available on Google Play Store and had been downloaded around 120,000 times. Most of these are scanner apps.
There were some messaging apps and photo editors as well. Once Google was notified about these apps, the company removed them from the Play Store. You can no longer download these apps but if you have them on your phone, you must uninstall them right away.
Here’s the full list of the 17 malware-infected apps:
All Good PDF Scanner
Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message
Unique Keyboard - Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons
Tangram App Lock
One Sentence Translator - Multifunctional Translator
Style Photo Collage
Talent Photo Editor - Blur focus
Paper Doc Scanner
Hummingbird PDF Converter - Photo to PDF
All Good PDF Scanner
There has been a drastic increase in the number of mobile malware threats detected and blocked by Kaspersky solutions in the second quarter of the year when compared to Q1 2020, a recently released report said. The increase noted was around 93232 more threats detected from the period of April to July 2020. In Q2 2020, Kaspersky detected 1,245,894 malicious installers, an increase of 93,232 over the previous quarter.
According to the report, Adware topped the list with 48%, a decrease of one percentage point from the previous quarter. The Ewind adware family (60.53% of all adware detected) was most common in Q2, followed by the FakeAdBlocker family with 13.14% and Inoco with 10.17%.
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