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[Discussion] Google Advises Android Users To Delete These 24 Banned Apps

2020-07-27 11:55:53
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Last month, tech giant Google banned over 50 apps due to concerns that they are causing Android users to be flooded with adverts.

Google has further banned 24 apps from its Play Store for the same problem, with worries that the apps were clogging phones up with annoying hardware.

According to Daily Express, the latest attack targets Facebook users with stolen personal information and credentials that hackers stole from social accounts.


The ban came after French cyber-security firm Evina reported its findings to Google in May.

Evina discovered that the apps could infiltrate devices by offering genuine functionality.

When a user installs the app, a hidden code inside it is automatically activated and begins to steal personal data. When the user launches Facebook, an overlay web browser window pops up over the Facebook app.

It brings up a Facebook login page that is incredibly like the real thing. Then users enter their username and password, which are sent on to hackers.

Evina found the malicious code in 24 apps, which Google removed as soon as it was reported to them at the end of May and they had verified the security company’s findings.
The 24 apps are:
Super Wallpapers FlashlightPadenatefWallpaper LevelContour Level wallpaperiPlayer & iWallpaperVideo MakerColor WallpapersPedometerPowerful FlashlightSuper Bright FlashlightSuper FlashlightSolitare GameAccurate scanning of QR codeClassic card gameJunk file cleaningSynthetic ZFile ManagerComposite ZScreenshot CaptureDaily Horoscope WallpapersWuxia ReaderPlus WeatherAnime Live WallpaperHealth Step Counter
Google has since removed the apps from Play Store and they are no longer available for download.
However, those who already have the apps on their phones would have to delete them manually.
Users are also advised to change their Facebook passwords after deleting the apps.
2020-07-27 11:55:53
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Perfectsolo | from Redmi Note 7

#1

Google should develop a better scanning and verification method before apps are listed on Playstore.
2020-07-27 18:57:47

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DRILY | from Mi A3

#2

you should have done this in the way that people will understand you better
2020-08-09 09:01:10
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