Google Play Store: Here are the 11 Most Dangerous Apps to Download, They Infect You in Less Than 5 Minutes, Details
In this article, we will tell you about a virus that runs on the Google Play Store on Android. This time it’s not Covid-19, but a computer virus. On the other hand, it can be a very deterrent as it can paralyze your phone, steal your personal information and even your money.
The development of digital technologies in general has made our lives much easier, that’s for sure. Unfortunately, this brought other problems as well. No system is perfect. Thus, cyber attacks are becoming more and more numerous. Beware of any emails, sms, websites, applications.
Thousands of apps from the Google Play Store will disappear!
Google will remove apps from the store that do not update to the latest API version.
By at least November 1, you will need to agree to Android 11 in order to continue to stay on the Play Store. pic.twitter.com/zdQiBYExPM
— Gameblog Video Games (@Gameblog) April 9, 2022
Nothing is certain anymore. The Google Play Store, which allows you to download apps, is once again hit by viruses, or more accurately, malware. To protect users, Google has removed a dozen apps from its Android store. We present to your attention the black list put forward by the researchers.
11 apps that you need to urgently remove from your smartphone!
First, do you know the difference between a computer virus and malware? Indeed, these two terms do not mean the same thing.
Simply put, a virus is one type of malware. Malware is a whole group of malicious programs.
Therefore, the latter can be much more dangerous than the former. For example, malware can be a computer virus, worm, trojan horse, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware…
Therefore, it is urgent to protect yourself and check the Android apps that you have recently downloaded…
Computer security researchers, work with the future!
⛔️ Urgently remove these 11 apps from the Google Play Store that are draining your #data !
🔴Speed camera radar
Al Moazin Light
QR barcode scanner
🔴Simple weather & clock widget
🔴Languages and audio translation
— Fabien Billat (@fadouce) April 11, 2022
Indeed, computer security researchers have pointed to several applications from the Google Play store.
This phenomenon has become so repetitive that they have a lot of work to do.
Invasive Russian malware circulating on Android https://t.co/6Y9VivKddB
— Freebox Universe (@UniversFreebox) April 5, 2022
Indeed, not a week goes by without them falling into the hands of malware in the Google Store.
For example, they discovered a fake antivirus capable of stealing users’ money. Or malware that was able to steal cryptocurrency.
Finally, the virus can also use the microphone of a mobile phone without the knowledge of users. Such issues should not be taken lightly, as they can indeed be of great importance.
As for the malware of that time, AppCensus experts discovered it. So, here is a list of 11 fraudulent applications that you should never download or urgently delete from your smartphone.
- speed camera radar
- Al Moazin Light
- wifi mouse
- QR Scanner & Barcode Scanner
- Qibla Compass – Ramadan 2022
- Simple weather and clock widget
- Handcent Next SMS text with MMS
- SmartKit 360
- Al Quran MP3 – 50 reciters and audio translation
- Full Quran MP3 – 50 languages and audio translation
- Audiosdroid Audio Studio DAW
Malware steals all your personal data
This list includes various applications such as weather applications, QR code readers, and others that allow you to control your computer remotely.
The list also includes prayer apps for Muslims. These scam apps are no longer part of the Play Store as the malware they host is capable of stealing your personal information. Whether it’s phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, voicemail conversations, or even GPS travel history.
Google Play Store: Developers will no longer be able to check for other apps on your smartphone https://t.co/Bt7rkujNXi
— Fabien SEO ✳️ (@fabienr34) April 11, 2022
60 million potential victims of these applications
The worst thing about this malicious business is that it has so many users. Indeed, these apps have been downloaded over 60 million times.
In addition, the code was developed by the Panamanian company Measurement Systems. This company specializes in collecting statistical data and would pay the creators of these applications to integrate its code into their software.
Moreover, this company is a subsidiary of Vstrom, which itself is a subcontractor of US intelligence agencies. In a word, a beautiful web! When the WSJ media wanted to know more and asked for an interview with the company, oddly enough, it was disbanded… Some apps have already changed their code and are back in the Google Play Store.