Android world from time to time comes up with harmful applications. Since June 2019, Google has been fighting malware targeting Android. According to findings found by a cybersecurity company, malicious software called Joker can access a lot of information of users. However, Google has now taken action for applications that include this software. 24 dangerous Android applications being cleaned.
24 dangerous Android app available on Google Play
The cybersecurity firm CSIS Security Group said that the malicious software called Joker has access to users’ SMS messages, contact lists, and device information. Also, another feature of the software is that it can secretly approve a premium service subscription. In addition, the software is programmed to take up as little space as possible in the application is not easily noticed.
CSIS announced that it has found 24 Android applications with the software in question and that these applications have so far been downloaded close to 500,000. The software is active in 37 countries including Australia, China, Germany, India, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, UK, and the United States.
Dangerous applications are listed as follows:
Antivirus Security – Security Scan
Edit Certain Wallpaper
Collate Face Scanner
Leaf Face Scanner
Print Plant Scan
Rapid Face Scanner
If you downloaded one of the above applications, it’s a good idea to check your transaction history to see if a suspicious payment has been made. Also, be sure to check the permissions you grant for each application.