Barcode Scanner App Affects Millions of Devices

Malware was detected in the Barcode Scanner application downloaded more than 10 million times from the Google Play Store.

As you know before Google Play StoreMalware, malicious software, was detected in many applications in. Applications containing this malware that threatened users’ personal data were removed from the store as part of security measures. Today, more than 10 million downloads of these applications Barcode Scanner application added.

In the latest update of this application, which allows barcodes and QR codes to be read on the camera, malware detected.

Barcode Scanner application

Barcode Scanner Removed from Google Play Store

After this development, Google removed the popular application from the Play Store in a short time, in line with the information from security researchers. It is currently unknown whether the malware included in the latest update of the application installed on millions of Android devices has affected users’ personal data.

However, in the report published on the subject, it is stated that this software exploits system resources and displays annoying advertisements to users. It is also among the shared information that these advertisements increase battery consumption excessively.

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