Secure your Smartphone right now: Uninstall These 22 Android Apps

By : |December 12, 2018 0

No doubt, all the apps go through an intensive security check to get listing in Google Play Store, still there are hackers who can get through and hack your device. Apps could contain virus to gain access to the phone. In a study by Sophos, more than 20 apps with more than 2 million downloads were discovered on the play store, containing virus that allows them to download files from a hacker controlled-server.

Comments from Manish kumawat, Director at Cryptus Cyber Security Pvt Ltd, an organisation that provides Cyber Security Services, Corporate Training to the govt. & Private organisations.

These apps include non-description titles like Zombie Killer, Sparkle Flashlight, Table Soccer these apps have more than 1 million downloads since they appeared on the store in 2016.According to the antivirus provider Sophos, it was a year later in march this year, Sparkle Flashlight and 2 other apps were updated to include the malicious Virus that can provide the hacker to access the users phone. The other 19 apps were introduced to the play store with the background downloader at the start, sometime after June this year.

                                 

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Google have removed these apps, but only by November this year. But before November attackers were using them to serve ads generating clicks to earn money. Once opened up, these ads would run continuously in background without the knowledge of user, even if tried to close forcefully, draining both Internet data and batteries.

Since these virus provide connection to the hacker, they can also be used to force a smartphone to run harmful code, stealing a person’s data in the process.

While Google has deleted these malicious apps from its Google play store, the Person that downloaded it before still using it, stilling infecting the user. So if you’ve downloaded any of these following apps, you need to remove immediately.

 

1) Sparkle Flashlight

2) Snake Attack

3) Math Solver

4) Shape Sorter

5) Tak A Trip

6) Magnifeye

7) Join Up

8) Zombie Killer

9) Space Rocket

10) Neon Pong

11) Just Flashlight

12) Table Soccer

13) Cliff Diver

14) Box Stack

15) Jelly Slice

16) AK Blackjack

17) Color Tiles

18) Animal Match

19) Roulette Mania

20) HexaFall

21) HexaBlocks

22) PairZap

Still not sure if uninstalling these apps will keep you secure in the future, but it should be a start.

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