Experts from the security company Dr. The Web reminds us again that some Android mobile apps hide very dangerous malware that could cause users quite a bit of concern. The mobile apps were actually infected with malicious code, the key purpose of which is to steal login information for the social network Facebook. This one has managed to hide from previous reviews by developers and unsuspecting users of Android devices.
The new malicious code is expected to infect nearly seven million users of Android smartphones and tablets. Most users downloaded the infected mobile app called PIP Photo, a total of more than 5.8 million times. Right behind it is the relatively popular Processing Photo app with over 500,000 downloads. Infected apps include mobile apps like Rubbish Cleaner, Inwell Fitness, Horoscope Daily, App Lock Keep, Lockit Master, Horoscope Pi and App Lock Manager.
Although Google has already deleted these mobile apps from the Google Play store, they will still be downloaded to the users’ devices that they downloaded. Therefore, all those who recognize any of the applications listed below, delete them immediately. If possible, we recommend resetting the phone, as this is the safest way to get rid of any infection.
List of Android apps that have been infected with malicious code:
- PIP Photo: Downloaded more than 5.8 million times
- Processing Photo: Downloaded over 500,000 thousand times
- Rubbish Cleaner: Downloaded over 100,000 times
- Inwell Fitness: Downloaded over 100,000 times
- Horoscope Daily: Downloaded more than 100,000 times
- App Lock Keep: Downloaded over 50,000 times
- Lockit Master: Downloaded over 5,000 times
- Horoscope Pi: Downloaded more than 1,000 times
- App Lock Manager: downloaded more than 10 times
Source: Računalništvo, telefonija – Računalniške novice by racunalniske-novice.com.
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