17 malicious apps have been deleted from the Play Store.
These apps have been downloaded about 1 lakh 20 thousand times and most of them were scanner apps. Some messaging apps and photo editors are also included.
- Last Updated:September 28, 2020, 12:01 PM IST
Zcaler’s Viral Gandhi said in the post that these spyware is designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists and phone information. This malware allows the user to secretly sign-up for the premium wireless application protocol WAP service.
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After finding out these apps, Google’s Android Security team took immediate action to delete them. Let’s see 17 malware affected apps … >> All Good PDF Scanner
>> Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message
>> Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons
>> Tangram App Lock
>> Direct Messenger
>> Private SMS
>> One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator
>> Style Photo Collage
>> Meticulous Scanner
>> Desire Translate
>> Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus
>> Care Message
>> Part Message
>> Paper Doc Scanner
>> Blue Scanner
>> Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF
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If you have any of these apps in your phone, then delete them immediately, as these apps can become a threat to your personal data.
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Joker malware continues to be a constant threat to the Android security theme. Despite Google’s efforts, malware is popping up on individual apps on the Play Store at regular intervals. Earlier this month, cyber security firm Pradeo removed 6 affected apps from the Play Store, which were downloaded nearly 200,000 times.