Sophos has helped Google to trace threat apps that read personal correspondence
The number of downloads of dangerous apps has reached 1.3 million
As if Google wasn’t trying to fight malicious apps, all still to keep up can’t keep up. So experts from Sophos, dealing with cybersecurity, helped the search giant to track 15 dangerous apps in Google Play that you should immediately delete from your device running Android.
See also the story of how the Odessa militiamen exposed hackers:
Remove immediately: named the most dangerous apps on Android
The number of downloads these apps have reached 1.3 million. Most dangerous programs are presented in the form of applications designed for image processing, but within them is hidden a “Trojan horse”. Once installed on the smartphone, they demonstrate malicious false advertising, and other after obtaining special privileges can track personal correspondence of users in the messengers and send them to remote servers.
Most of these Trojans are disguised in the form of applications for image processing
The list of such programs included:
- Flash On Calls & Messages
- Read QR Code
- Imagine Magic
- Generate Elves
- QR Artifact
- Find Your Phone: Whistle
- Auto Cut Out Pro
- Background Cut Out
- Photo Background
- Background Cut Out New
- Auto Cut Out
- Auto Cut Out 2019
Google has named the TOP 10 apps for Android 10
All these apps have already been removed from the Google Play Store, but they continue to work on more than 1 million devices. Therefore, Sophos warn that developers can release the same functionality of the program, so please be cautious before installing the application requires a suspicious lot of privileges, delete immediately.
Earlier, 10 Android available for smartphones Xiaomi – a list of models. Also it is worth mentioning that with the advent of Android 10 Google refused to “desserts”.
Read the most important news in the Telegram, and also watch the interesting interview on our YouTube channel.