- According to recent security studies, numerous apps with malware preloaded may be collecting your data.
- These applications seek to steal passwords, PINs, financial information, and other data.
- Google intends to implement a policy that forbids lengthy advertisements and clone apps.
Beware, Android users! A plethora of malware-loaded dropper apps, according to new security research from Trend Micro, try to steal your data, including banking details, PINs, passwords, and more. Additionally, these apps can capture text messages on your phone and infect it with malicious software. Dropper apps are those that circumvent Google’s Play Store security while harboring malware, leading to a dropper-as-a-service (DaaS) model. A list of 17 such apps that could be downloaded and installed on your phone and maybe steal your sensitive data has been made public by the security researchers at Trend Micro.
List of money-stealing dropper applications
The Google Play Store last year has a new dropper version called DawDropper, according to Trend Micro. These programs might still be on your Android device even though Google deleted them from the Play Store, thus we strongly advise you to do it right now. The list of those apps is as follows:
- Call Recorder APK
- Rooster VPN
- Eagle photo editor
- Call recorder pro+
- Document Scanner – PDF Creator
- Universal Saver Pro
- Lucky Cleaner
- Just In: Video Motion
- Extra Cleaner
- Crypto Utils
- Universal Saver Pro
- Super Cleaner- hyper & smart
- Document Scanner PRO
- Conquer Darkness
- Simpli Cleaner
- Unicc QR Scanner
Remove these apps from your smartphone immediately.
Google’s prohibition against imitation apps
Applications that copy the icons, logos, designs, or titles of other apps will be banned beginning on August 31st, according to a Google support website. This also applies to VPNs that collect user data using the “VPN service” class or send users to advertisements to get “clicks.” Google, though, has other ideas for the advertisements. According to the source, starting on September 30th, Google will forbid game developers from showing unexpected ads during/before the loading screen or before a new level begins in mobile games, as well as full-page ads in mobile games that can’t be closed after 15 seconds. This won’t be the case, though, with the advertising that is required to gain in-game incentives.
Our basic guidance is even simpler to implement when it comes to bogus cryptocurrency mining programs. Never, ever, ever, ever trust any such platform with even a dollar’s worth of your cryptocurrency (especially one with an unproven track record), or you run the danger of losing everything in your wallet.