Alert! Google has removed these 25 apps that were allegedly stealing your data – Check full list
Tech giant Google has removed 25 apps from its Play Store that were allegedly stealing your data. The problem was identified by French cyber-security firm Evina, which claimed that these apps stole Facebook credentials of users.
Tech giant Google has removed 25 apps from its Play Store that were allegedly stealing your data. The problem was identified by French cyber-security firm Evina, which claimed that these apps stole Facebook credentials of users. The firm even mentioned that by the time they were taken down, these 25 apps were downloaded some 2.34 million times in total.
All these apps come with different names but served the same purpose. Some were step counters, image editors, video editor apps, others were wallpaper apps, flashlight applications, file managers, and mobile games.
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Here is the list of apps that have now been removed from the Google Play Store:
Super Wallpapers Flashlight
Contour level wallpaper
Iplayer & iwallpaper
Super Bright Flashlight
Accurate scanning of QR code
Classic card game
Junk file cleaning
Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
Anime Live Wallpaper
iHealth step counter
Only two of these apps - Super Wallpapers Flashlight and Padenatef -were downloaded over 5,00,000 times. However, most of these apps have been downloaded over 1,00,000 times. The last three apps were downloaded only 100 times.
According to the researchers, these apps had a malicious code that detected which app is opened in the background and foreground. If it was Facebook, the malicious app will show an overlaid web browser window on top of the Facebook app and load the fake login page.
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