The Google Play Store is full of apps in which we can spot infamous ‘Joker’ malware. The latest report by Quick Heal Security Labs has suggested that the malware is spotted in eight new applications. This is a dangerous and seriously harmful malware as it can sneak into our devices through any app. The malware is responsible for secretly collecting the user’s data.
The apps that were laced with the malware have been removed from the Google Play Store. But, if you have already installed these infected apps, your privacy and device are possibly at risk. The eight apps in which malware is found are: Super SMS, Auxiliary Message, Travel Wallpapers, Fast Magic SMS, Go Messages, Free CamScanner, Element Scanner, and Super Message. If you have any of these apps installed on your device, quickly uninstall them to save your privacy and data from being stolen.
The report shows that these apps would ask the user for notification access at their launch and would then take message data from these notifications. Next, the apps would ask for the contact access of your phone and also manage to take call permissions. The apps then proceed to look after all this data while operating usually. The apps run smoothly without giving any hint of malicious activities.
According to the report, the malware creators have spread these apps on the Google Play Store in a message, wallpaper, and scanner apps. These kinds of applications are being constantly downloaded and installed at a massive rate and that is why they may become famous in no time. Therefore, you should only download those apps which are from well-known and trusted app developers. For the latest news and information click here.
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