Google has removed seventeen applications from its Play Store that meant to realize unauthorized access of the users' information.

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Google has removed seventeen applications from its Play Store that meant to realize unauthorized access of the users' information.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Google has deleted seventeen apps in total from Google Play Store.

  • The removed seventeen golem apps were infected with Joker malware.

  • As per reports, there have been around a hundred and twenty,000 downloads for these malicious apps.

Google has removed seventeen golem applications from its official distribution service platform -Play Store. The seventeen apps were infected with the Joker malware, that is additionally known as Bread malware. the safety researchers at Zscaler, that could be a California-based IT security company, known these malicious apps.

"This spyware is intended to steal SMS messages, contact lists, and device info, in conjunction with taciturnly sign language up the victim for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services," Zscaler security man of science infectious agent Gandhi aforesaid.

As before long as Google was notified concerning the seventeen malicious apps that will gain unauthorised access to the users' information, the company's golem Security team took prompt action to get rid of the apps from the Play Store.

But there have been still a complete of around a hundred and twenty,000 downloads for the known malicious apps, as Zscaler noted in an exceedingly diary post.

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The seventeen apps deleted from Play Store by Google include:

All Good PDF Scanner 

1-Mint Leaf Message

2-Your Private Message 

3-Unique Keyboard 

4-Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons
 
5-Tangram App Lock 

6-Direct Messenger 

7-Private SMS 

8-One Sentence Translator 

9-Multifunctional Translator

10-Style Photo Collage
 
11-Meticulous Scanner 

12-Desire Translate 

13-Talent Photo Editor 

14-Blur focus 

15-Care Message 

16-Part Message
 
17-Paper Doc Scanner 

18-Blue Scanner 

19-Hummingbird PDF Converter 

20-Photo to PDF 




Stay tuned for more update.

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