If you have any of these apps installed, you can now run to eliminate it, because they contain malicious software and are stealing your data.
A new group study SecneurX echoed by colleagues from PhoneArena, has revealed that despite Google’s efforts to clean Play Store some applications continue to appear with malwaresometimes very difficult to detect and that always go through absolutely harmless apps.
Not surprisingly, they have been identified 18 new apps with embedded malware and that have tens of thousands of downloads, thus charging quite a lot of victims before being detected and removed completely, both from the repositories and from the affected smartphones.
We are again before infections caused by Hydra y Jokertwo of the malware most famous and feared of Android, which as you will see and unfortunately they keep reappearing periodically well disguised with new and different masks that make it difficult to identify them.
But don’t worry because now we review all these infected appsalthough obviously, so that you can be safe if you have any installed, We strongly encourage you to review the list very carefully. and proceed immediately to delete it completely in case you have any installed.
These are the 18 apps that are affected by malwareso don’t wait any longer and delete them as soon as possible
All of them have already been reported, both by the SecneurX group and by the IT agency D3Lab and also by Kaspersky’s Igor Golovin and Tatyana Shishkova, so It is likely that in the next few hours they will disappear from Google Play immediately and transparently so that no one else falls into the trap.
The problem is that no matter how much Google removes them from the app store, people who have already downloaded them are in danger because they must delete them manuallyaccessing the menu “Applications” and proceeding to uninstall it.
Remember that this type of malware it is quite dangerous and can steal confidential data such as passwords, credit card details, phone numbers and email addresses from our agendas, among others…
The apps will automatically disappear from Google Play but not from your phones, so check and remove them as soon as possible if you have any installed. It can steal your data!
Furthermore, above all, we once again remind you that you must be careful with the applications that you download outside of Google Playand it is that despite the fact that many of these apps are not even published in the native Android store, yes are available in third-party repositories and even on recognized platforms such as Aptoide or Huawei AppGallery, among others.
As usual, the best antivirus will be you and your common senseso before downloading an app make sure you read its sources and developer data, also that the descriptions and screenshots match, and finally that the reviews in the store in question are good and reliable.
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