The dreaded Joker malware is back! Delete this trio of apps from your Android immediately

  • Business Android phones face a great danger
  • A little inattention is all it takes to become a victim of malicious spyware
  • It then tries to extract as much data as possible from your device

The Joker malware is back, appearing in 16 apps right away

Hacking attacks don’t always only target individuals when it comes to stealing sensitive data. Hacking into a company’s equipment is much more rewarding for attackers, who can access an enormous amount of information. How they deal with such data can, at best, negatively affect, at worst, subvert the entire company. The main subject of today’s article is particularly trying to do something like this – a malware with a name Joker.

Joker considers Google Play to be his refuge

Spyware Joker attacks exclusively smartphones with the Android operating system. The primary online store for Android – Google Play, on the other hand, is not very famous for its protection against apps containing malicious code. From these two facts, you can probably already see where the Joker might look for his victims for the most part.

Applications containing the dreaded malware are not decreasing much, on the contrary. Although Google Play tries to fight against attackers and delete apps as quickly as possible, there are always a few people who unknowingly install a malicious app. The most up-to-date apps include – Smart SMS Messages, Blood Pressure Monitor, Voice Languages Translator.

Malware Joker

Spyware Joker attacks exclusively smartphones with the Android operating system | photo: own

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What is the Joker capable of?

The astute among you have already noticed that in addition to the classic word malware, we also use a term for the dangerous Joker spyware. Its main task is to spy (according to the English word “spy”) and then steal data from your device. Joker is able to steal, for example, SMS messages, lists of phone contacts, or information about the phone itself.

One bizarre, yet devastating component of the Joker malware is also definitely worth mentioning. Technically, it’s called fleeceware and its job is to sign you up for a hidden subscription. Thus, under the influence of the Joker, you do not have to lose not only sensitive data, but also all your financial savings.

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