Al-Mursad newspaper: Android users need to check their smartphone or tablet to see if they have downloaded a number of malicious applications, including a popular TV service, from the Google Play Store.
Alarm bells are ringing this time around “smart TV remote” and “Halloween coloring” apps, with the first app being downloaded at least 1,000 times from the Google Play store, and malware analyst Tatiana Shishkova shed light on these dangerous Android apps. are putting The Android operating system said the apps are being used to spread the infamous “Joker” malware.
“Joker” was first spotted in 2019, and has become a favorite choice for online fraudsters trying to trick unsuspecting Android users.
Designed to be extremely difficult for Google’s security systems to detect, the dreaded “Trojan horse” is also capable of enrolling victims in expensive subscription plans, and these plans can cost Android users hundreds of pounds each month. , until they discover something is wrong and end with them. Order for cancellation of fake membership in which he had not originally participated.
Earlier this week, Shishkova named and exposed the apps on Twitter.
The apps have since been removed from the Google Play Store, but if you’ve downloaded the software before, you’ll need to remove the apps from your device.
Now, these apps have been removed from the Google Play Store. But in case you miss these alerts, here are the apps you need to be careful with:
• Now QRcode Scan – EmojiOne Keyboard – Battery Charging Animation Battery Wallpaper – Luminous Keyboard – Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer – Superhero-Effect – Classic Emoji Keyboard.
As always, one of the best ways to protect yourself from malware threats is to only use apps from trusted developers, and avoid unknown app makers and downloads with the least amount of reviews.
You can also subscribe to an antivirus service to get an extra layer of protection for your devices.
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