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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Google has removed 25 apps from the Play Store

Google has yet again taken action against fraudulent apps that were caught stealing users’ data. The search-engine giant has removed as many as 25 apps from the Google Play Store after French security firm Evina reported that they were found infected with a malware that could steal Facebook logins. Less than a month ago, Google took similar action against over 30 popular apps, including the ones that add beauty filters to your photos. The 25 new apps identified with malware are no longer available for download via Google Play Store, but the millions of users who have already downloaded them need to make sure they remove them from their phones to secure themselves.
Search engine company Google has deleted 25 apps from the Play Store for security reasons. The apps were accused of stealing users' Facebook data. This information was given by the French cyber security firm Evina.,Latest News, jobs Updates, Technology Tips and General Information Updates, stay with us avakarnews.in Please share with your frds this Post Thanks.
News from our affiliate website Zeebiz.com related to how many of these apps were related to Step Counter, Image Editor, Video Editing Apps, Wallpaper Apps, Flashlight, File Manager and Mobile Games, which have been removed.

Removed these apps
Here are the names of the apps that Google has removed from the Place Store
  • Super Wallpapers Flashlight
  • Padenatef
  • Wallpaper Level
  • Contour level wallpaper
  • Iplayer & iwallpaper
  • Video maker
  • Color Wallpapers
  • Pedometer
  • Powerful Flashlight
  • Super Bright Flashlight
  • Super Flashlight
  • Solitaire
  • Accurate scanning of QR code
  • Classic card game
  • Junk file cleaning
  • Synthetic Z
  • File Manager
  • Composite Z
  • Screenshot capture
  • Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
  • Wuxia Reader
  • Plus Weather
  • Anime Live Wallpaper
  • iHealth step counter
  • Com.tyapp.fiction
If your phone also has these apps then uninstall it immediately. More than five lakh people have downloaded Super Wallpapers Flashlight and Padenatef from these apps. Some apps have been downloaded more than a million times. So the last three apps on the other hand have only been downloaded 100 times.

“When an application is launched on your phone, the malware queries the application name. If it is a Facebook application, the malware will launch a browser that loads Facebook at the same time. The browser is displayed in the foreground which makes you think that the application launched it. When you enter your credentials into this browser, the malware executes java script to retrieve them. The malware then sends your account information to a server.”

The apps bypass the Google security protocols by allegedly using “packers” that are hidden in the APK in the form of extra DEX files and foreign language such as Arabic, which reduces the readability for people. Additionally, even if Google takes action against the sketchy apps, the fraudsters develop a more robust mechanism to avoid detection and removal. 

Google has removed 25 apps from the Play Store

According to the researchers, these apps had a code that detected which apps were running in the background. If Facebook runs in the background then it will take all the information of Facebook.

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